Oscar Aleman Buenos Aires 1965-1975 Oscar Aleman Buenos Aires 1965-1975 Frémeaux & Associés Late period recordings from one of the great masters of the swing era! Arts & Entertainment oscar-aleman-buenos-aires FA 5366 20.00 DjangoBooks.com
Home / Media / CDs / CDs by Non-European Artists / Oscar Aleman Buenos Aires 1965-1975

Oscar Aleman Buenos Aires 1965-1975

Oscar Aleman Buenos Aires 1965-1975
The great Argentinian guitarist Oscar Alemán, (1909-1980) is not as well known as Django Reinhardt or Charlie Christian, but he was no less an individual stylist. This wonderful set from Fremeaux & Associes offers proof that even later in life, his powers as an improviser, technician, and bandleader were undiminished. These 19 cuts were taken from two sources: a live date in 1965 with his big band Y Los Cinco Caballeros, and a studio session. The live gig, which comprises the first 11 selections, may be titled in Spanish but is mostly made up of jazz standards radically rearranged and played in Alemán's inimitable, hard swinging, intensely rhythmic style. Check out opener "Guitarra Salvage" ("Crazy Rhythm") and the stellar strut of "Murmullo de Pájaros" ("Lullaby of Birdland") for starters. The fidelity is good mono, but that doesn't detract at all. On the studio session, the band is smaller, far more Latin in approach, and there are standards apart from those of American jazz (though there are some of these as well) and vocals, which add to rather than detract from, the performances. His reading of Dori Caymmi's "Saudade de Bahia," with its seamless meld of samba and swing is a set highlight. Then there's the cooking read of the traditional Cuban tune "O Vestido de Bolero," with its knotty aprpeggios, clave rhythms (played on a snare), and jazz phrasing. The recording quality here is in stereo, but feels unmixed, which is another plus as it adds to the live-in-studio feel. In sum, Buenos Aires 1965-1975 is a welcome addition to Alemán's catalog. ~ Thom Jurek

Recording information: Buenos Aires (1965); Dernier Enregistrement Studio (1965); Buenos Aires (1975); Dernier Enregistrement Studio (1975).

1 Guitarra Salvaje (Crazy Rhythm)
2 Oye Negro
3 Muchacho Chino (China Boy)
4 Murmullo De Pajaros (Lullaby of Birdland)
5 Besame Mucho
6 Lembranca
7 Camino Cruzados
8 En Un Pueblecito Espanol (In a Little Spanish Town)
9 Llevame Volando a La Luna (Fly Me To the Moon)
10 Rosa Madreselva (Honeysuckle Rose)
11 Eso Que Llaman Amor (What is This Thing Called Love)
12 Vestido De Bolero, O
13 Buen Humor (In the Mood), De
14 Tengo Ritmo (I Got Rhythm)
15 Saudade de Bahia
16 Tono No. 1
17 Para Mi Eres Divina (Bei Mir, Bist Du Schon)
18 Caravana
19 Banda De Alejandro (Alexander's Ragtime Band), La
Item Number:
Your Price:
Your Total:

You Might Also Like...

Tribute to Oscar Aleman

A wonderful coffee table style biography of the legendary Argentinian guitarist. Rich in detail and full of rare photos. In three languages: Spanish, English, and French.

Out Of Stock
Oscar Aleman A Swinging Life (Vida Con Swing) Zone 1 DVD

This film documents Aleman's exciting life and the tragic family history he had to overcome while it recaps the story of popular music in the 20th century.

Out Of Stock
Oscar Aleman Swing Guitar Masterpieces 2 CD Set

Oscar Aleman Swing Guitar Masterpieces 2 CD Set

Out Of Stock
Home  |  Forum  |  Blog  |  Contact  |  206-528-9873
The Premier Gypsy Jazz Marketplace
Your Cart
Your Cart: Empty
Banner Adverts
Sell Your Guitar
© 2024 DjangoBooks.com, all rights reserved worldwide.
Software: Kryptronic eCommerce, Copyright 1999-2024 Kryptronic, Inc. Exec Time: 1.533028 Seconds Memory Usage: 1.575478 Megabytes