Album released in Spain and dedicated to Argentine singer Jorge Antonio Cafrune (Jujuy, 1937-1978). He was one of Argentina's most popular folk singers of his time, while he devoted himself tirelessly to the collection and dissemination of culture and music of his native country. With his unmistakable stamp, dressed in riding jacket, wearing hat and 'bamberas' and embedded in his huge white beard, toured his country trying to bring his art and popular message everywhere. Then visited the United States and Spain, where he managed the early 70's unprecedented success in his career before returning to Argentina in 1977. Shortly after he met his death in an accident never convincingly clarified.
When Slave to Love: The Best of the Ballads was released in 2000, there hadn't been a true Roxy Music compilation in print for years. Street Life and More Than This were both grab bags of Roxy Music singles and material from Bryan Ferry's solo career. While it's logical to assume that fans of one artist would certainly be interested in the other, the approach never made for a unified compilation – Roxy Music's sound shifted quite a bit over the years, and their earlier, edgier singles never sat well next to the smooth balladeering of Ferry's companion career.
Launched ten years ago by the saxo player Pierre Bertrand and the trumpeteer Nicolas Folmer, the Paris Jazz Big Band is extremely famous on the French Jazz scene with many awards like the Victoires du Jazz and Django d’Or. It has been mostly recognized for its creative repertoire and the orchestra has performed with prestigious singers like Diana Krall; Johnny Griffin, Richard Galliano or Michel Legrand. The aim of this new repertoire « Source(s) » was to follow the tracks of culture an d music from Africa, South Mediterranea and Latin America.
The new box contains no fewer than three different Williams recordings of that most popular of all guitar works, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez – from 1964 with the Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, from 1974 with Barenboim and the English Chamber Orchestra, and from 1983 with Frémaux and the Philharmonia Orchestra – plus a performance of its much-loved Adagio in Williams’s celebrated 1993 “Seville Concert”.
Argentinean pianist, arranger, and composer Adrián Iaies got involved in the jazz fusion scene in the mid-'80s when the talented musician formed a band called Touch, recording Ventanilla 16, released by Cirse Records in 1989, and La Lluvia es Sagrada, made in one session on May 26, 1993. That same year, Adrián Iaies created a project called Adrián Iaies Trío, issuing Nostalgias y Otros Vicios in 1998 and Grammy-nominated Las Tardecitas de Minton's in 1999. Later, concentrating on a solo piano record called Una Modica Plenitud. In the year 2000, after performing at New York's Brazilian-Argentinean Jazz Festival, Adrián Iaies moved to Barcelona, Spain, to make Tango Reflections.
A leading band in the developpement of the South America progressive rock scene with Los Jaivas and a few others. Their music is a solid combination of jazz rock, ethnic folk with sometimes subtle "spacey" symphonic arrengements…