Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Beautiful Buenos Aires

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There’s something about Latin Jazz that makes it sound hauntingly beautiful when it is played at a slow tempo.

Hear it for yourself on this tune by trumpeter Diego Urcola which he named after his hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Diego performs it on the following video as a member of the Paquito d’Rivera Quintet with Paquito featured on clarinet [he takes a marvelous solo on an instrument seldom heard in Jazz these days], Dario Eskenazi [also an Argentinean] on piano, Oscar Stagnaro on bass, Mark Walker on drums and Pernell Saturino on percussion.

The track is from the quintet’s Live at the Blue Note CD [Half Note 15095-4911].