Tribute to Oscar Alemán is the first book on the personal and artistic life of this musician, a masterpiece which is fully illustrated with unknown photos.
This work is the result of years of investigation and passion for jazz. It shows every stage of the life of Oscar Alemán: his hard childhood in the province of Chaco, Buenos Aires and Brazil; his first job as a professional with the Les Loups duet, along with Gastón Bueno lobo; his stay in Europe, playing alone, with different bands and even making the arrangements and directing the Josephine Baker orchestra. His comeback to Argentina, where he became the king of the local night for quite a long time. The twilight of the 60´s, when the new rock & roll let him off the battle. And, finally, his triumphant return and acknowledgement in the 70´s.
This piece of work is complemented with its discography, jam sessions and his filmography, and is illustrated with unpublished photographs property of the Haynes archive (material on Oscar Alemán which was acquired by the authors), the personal archive or Ms. Carmen Vallejos (Oscar’s wife for almost ten years) an his family and other sources.
Hardback, 22x23cm, 240 High Quality print pages. 104 Black & White Pictures.
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