Aire Latino: Latin American Music for Guitar

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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
This disc is something of a musical travelogue -- a collection of evocative miniatures from all over Central and South America. Guitarist David Russell has already proved himself a superb exponent of the Spanish style, and here he captures a stunning variety of folkloric accents, from the breezy rhythms of Jorge Morel's "Danza Brazilera" to the melancholy harmonies of Jorge Cardoso's "Milonga" a lyrical version of the traditional Argentinian dance. Few of the names on this collection will be known to any but the most fervent fans of Latin American guitar music, which means that Aire Latino is also a journey of discovery. Certainly, the range of characters and ...
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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
This disc is something of a musical travelogue -- a collection of evocative miniatures from all over Central and South America. Guitarist David Russell has already proved himself a superb exponent of the Spanish style, and here he captures a stunning variety of folkloric accents, from the breezy rhythms of Jorge Morel's "Danza Brazilera" to the melancholy harmonies of Jorge Cardoso's "Milonga" a lyrical version of the traditional Argentinian dance. Few of the names on this collection will be known to any but the most fervent fans of Latin American guitar music, which means that Aire Latino is also a journey of discovery. Certainly, the range of characters and moods keeps one's ears and heart fully engaged. Highlights include Eduardo Falú's songful, twangy "La Quartielera," João Pernambuco's playful, almost ragtime-ish "Rebolico," and the invigorating strumming of Antonio Lauro's "Seis por derecho." Actually, there's not a dud among the 21 tracks, and while Russell has made some fine recordings over the years, this is arguably his sweetest and most lovable yet. Indeed, it's the kind of album that one wants to listen to compulsively. Now, let's just hope there's a second volume in the works.
All Music Guide - Uncle Dave Lewis
Aire Latino is a collection of a variety of works drawn from the extensive corpus of classical guitar literature created by Argentine, Paraguayan, Brazilian, and Mexican composers. One would expect from such a diverse range of sources that these recordings would represent a patchwork of styles, but this is not so; the music is carefully chosen and sequenced in a way that emphasizes unanimity of approach over diversity. It is an extremely pleasant disc to listen to, is very well recorded, and is superbly played by guitarist David Russell. From the standpoint of repertoire, there are several composers here who don't sound familiar, such as Jorge Morel, Carlos Payés, and Eduardo Falú. These pieces stand out in a program that is in the whole extraordinary, and the listener feels a debt of gratitude to David Russell for the introduction to these composers. Here is even a piece by Paraguayan composer Pablo Escobar, who unfortunately shares his name with a notorious Colombian drug king, but his music is no less enjoyable for that! Aire Latino covers all the bases in terms of providing an overview of a distinct instrumental style through means of a collection, and acquits itself on all counts. This is the finest multi-composer collection of south of the border classical guitar music in a long time; Telarc and David Russell are to be congratulated.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2004
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408061226
  • Catalog Number: 80612
  • Sales rank: 60,977

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Danza brasilera, for guitar - Jorge Morel & Anilda Carrasquillo (3:38)
  2. 2 Romance criollo, for guitar - Jorge Morel & Anilda Carrasquillo (4:15)
  3. 3–5 Sonatina for guitar - Jorge Morel & Anilda Carrasquillo (10:34)
  4. 4 Alfonsina y el mar, for guitar - Ariel Ramírez & Anilda Carrasquillo (4:22)
  5. 5 La Cuartelera for guitar - Eduardo Falu & Anilda Carrasquillo (3:05)
  6. 6 Chôro da Saudade (A Lament) for guitar - Agustín Barrios-Mangoré & Anilda Carrasquillo (4:56)
  7. 7 Reboliço, for guitar - João Teixeira Guimarães & Anilda Carrasquillo (2:44)
  8. 8 Sons de Carrilhoes (Sounds of Bells), for guitar - João Teixeira Guimarães & Anilda Carrasquillo (2:08)
  9. 9 Interrogando for guitar - João Teixeira Guimarães & Anilda Carrasquillo (2:23)
  10. 10 Xôdó da Baiana, for guitar - Dilermando Reis & Anilda Carrasquillo (2:09)
  11. 11 Si ela perguntar, for guitar - Dilermando Reis & Anilda Carrasquillo (5:14)
  12. 12 Seis por derecho, for guitar - Antonio Lauro & Anilda Carrasquillo (3:08)
  13. 13 Lejania, for guitar - Carlos Payés & Anilda Carrasquillo (2:45)
  14. 14 Choro No. 1 for guitar - Guido Santórsola & Anilda Carrasquillo (3:26)
  15. 15 Chôros No. 1, for guitar, "Tipico brasileiro", A. 161 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Anilda Carrasquillo (4:36)
  16. 16 Milonga, for guitar - Jorge Cardoso & Anilda Carrasquillo (4:26)
  17. 17 Vals Peruano, for guitar - Jorge Cardoso & Anilda Carrasquillo (3:03)
  18. 18 Chopí, for guitar - Pablo Escobar & Anilda Carrasquillo (3:36)
  19. 19 Scherzino mexicano, for piano - Manuel Ponce & Anilda Carrasquillo (2:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Russell Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Relaxing, enjoyable guitar

    David Russell picks an assortment of culturaly flavorful, multilayered songs and incorporates his own playing style to make a quality CD.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fabulous!

    David Russell is a brilliant musician. Aire Latino is both inspiring and relaxing. Anyone who isn't into "classical music" should give this artist a listen. You'll be glad you did. Thank you NPR for introducing him to me.

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