23 January 2008
JORGE LOPEZ RUIZ - BRONCA BUENOS ARIES
Jorge Lopez Ruiz reissued by Whatmusic.com originally from 1971.
HORACIO "CHIVO" BORRARO (sax), FERNANDO GELBARD (p), "POCHO" LAPOUBLE (dr), JORGE LOPEZ RUIZ (bass) plus CHOIR,ORCHESTRA and guests on HAMMOND ORGAN,ELECTRIC BASS & DRUMS.
The Cordobazo uprising: spoken poems set to heavyweight jazz.Highly Recommended.
It all started in 1966. Until then the only thing the Argentineans knew about violence was what they read in the newspapers. But then in the course of one of the habitual military “coup d´etats” something changed, and the violence that had been contained for so long exploded.
That fact was imprinted forever on our history by “El Cordobazo”
“La Bronca” [the anger] of a society that lost their freedom and even worse, the dignity of their own lives and work is what I’ve tried – humbly – to reflect in this work.
Today, that “Bronca” [anger] is still present even though we have twenty years of democracy and freedom behind us. The importance of social dignity and work has never been taken into account; the immense debt we have towards these two things has never been paid or acknowledged.
Jorge Lopez Ruiz
A great set from Argentinean jazz bassist Jorge Lopez Ruiz -- funky, cinematic big band swing and choral arrangements! The set is a four piece suite based on the writings of Jose Tcherkaski, featuring arrangements that range from big band with heavy horns and strings and a very late 60s/early 70s soundtrack feel, to intimate solo work from players that include Chivo Borraro on tenor sax and Fernando Gelbard on piano. It features spoken word bits that at a listen feel a lot like a 60s new wave film narration! It's got a lot of sweeping, cinematic funk things going on -- for great kinda early 70s soundtrack jazz vibe!
Ripped from the whatmusic.com cd reissue @320