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Guachos III

Los Guachos III

by Guillermo Klein & Los Guachos
     
 
Determined to forge his own world of sound, Argentinean pianist/composer Guillermo Klein takes a deep breath and expands his canvas to an 89-minute, two-CD set. Los Guachos III is a rather studied-sounding album throughout, invoking the ghost of J.S. Bach, the late 20th century classical minimalists, native dance rhythms, and

Overview

Determined to forge his own world of sound, Argentinean pianist/composer Guillermo Klein takes a deep breath and expands his canvas to an 89-minute, two-CD set. Los Guachos III is a rather studied-sounding album throughout, invoking the ghost of J.S. Bach, the late 20th century classical minimalists, native dance rhythms, and various Latin and jazz elements with a collection of 17 musicians. Disc one contains a series of mostly tightly-structured compositions that run in their own time, at their own pace. "Tetris" and several other cuts are very loosely based on the E minor Fugue from Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier." You hear mariachi-style trumpets breaking apart into counterpoint in "Canon"; two rhythm sections in "Espejo" create an intertwining classical collision that flows together. "Web" is neither Latin, neither minimalist, neither chamber jazz, but some peculiar fusion laying in between. Disc two is dominated by "La Futura," a huge, four-movement collective composition that purports to create impressions of life out on the Argentine pampas. Ironically, given its position as the album's magnum opus, it contains the least structured music on the set, with the even-numbered parts straying well into the realm of the free, If truth be told, though, "La Futura" doesn't really hang together or evoke much of anything specific, suggested or not. Hermeto Pascoal's "Hermanos Latinos" closes the album in an oddly light-hearted, carnival-esque manner. Klein is clearly patching together an unusual, inward, cross-continental fusion all his own, and this album indicates that the search process is still underway, not having found its mark.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/20/2002
Label:
Sunny Side
UPC:
0016728109925
catalogNumber:
1099
Rank:
204294

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Guillermo Klein & Los Guachos   Primary Artist
Taylor Haskins   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist
Fernando Huergo   Electric Bass,Soloist
Ben Monder   Electric Guitar,Soloist
Diego Urcola   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist
Guillermo Klein   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Chris Cheek   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Jeff Ballard   Percussion,Drums
Bill McHenry   Tenor Saxophone
Miguel Zenón   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Richard Nant   Percussion
Luciana Souza   Vocals,Background Vocals
Marlon Browden   Drums
Matt Pavolka   Double Bass

Technical Credits

Guillermo Klein   Producer,Illustrations
François Zalacain   Producer
Christopher Drukker   Art Direction
David Baker   Engineer

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