"My personal opinion is that Antonio Mairena has left behind a school where aficionados can learn to sing. It is a school that is very easy to learn, with easy directions. Antonio Mairena, like it or not, was not a man of 'pellizco' (flavor, character in his singing style), not a cantaor with a 'voz calentita' (a voice that stirs the blood). He was a man that did everything perfectly. Truly perfect! When aficionados sing, they must have some of Mairena's sound. It is easy to have that kind of sound. Today there are very few cantaores who sing 'difficult'."
Juan Moreno Maya "El Pele"/Cantaor