31 julio 2011

La canción de la semana #277

This week, time for some modern classical music: Preludio y Merengue written by Cuban-born jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera. This composition appears on Riberas, his collaboration with Cuarteto de Cuerdas Buenos Aires.

17 julio 2011

La canción de la semana #275

Continuing with bass players: this week (at long last, some may say), it is the turn of the Venezuelan bassist, singer and bandleader Oscar D'León, also known as El Sonero del Mundo! His biggest hit, recorded back in 1975, was — probably still is — Llorarás.

09 julio 2011

La canción de la semana #274

In case you didn't know it already, I have a soft spot for bass players. And guess what, I have an even softer spot for female bass players. A couple of years ago, I discovered for myself the young American bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding. Earlier this year, she became the first jazz artist to win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. This week's song is Chacarera from her last album, Chamber Music Society.

01 julio 2011

La canción de la semana #273

Yet another song stuck in my head, yet again thanks to Luisa's zumba class: Suavemente by Elvis Crespo, from his 1998 debut album.

 Elvis Crespo - Suavemente .mp3
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