Alfred Reed, composer
Alfred Reed’s exciting El Camino Real was commissioned by and
dedicated to, the 581st Air Force Band (AFRES) and its Commander,
Lt. Col. Ray E. Toler. The first public performance was presented in
Sarasota, Florida, on April 15, 1985, with the 581st Air Force Band under
the direction of Lt. Col. Toler. Subtitled "A Latin Fantasy,"
this music is based on a series of chord progressions common to countless
generations of Spanish flamenco guitarists, whose fiery style have
captivated millions of music lovers.