7 March 2012


Jorge Lopez Ruiz for Trova Argentina from 1978.

Jorge Lopez Ruiz - Bass ; Dino Saluzzi - Bandoneon ; Oscar Lopez Ruiz - Guitar ; Domingo Cura - Percussion ; Pablo Ziegler - Piano ; Gustavo Moretto - Electric Piano ; Andres Boiarsky - Soprano ;Victor Ducatenzeiler - Trumpet ; Pocho Laboule - Drums ; Jose Maria Loriente - Congas
with Antonio Agri - Strings , Dona Carrol - Vocal & Grupo De Brass.

Excellent set of funky fusion with folkloric influences from Argentina.Check out "El Adios El Hombre" for a killer candomble jazz banger.


Bacoso said...


n2j3 said...


n2j3 said...

cheers :)

cannonball said...

Magnificent post.Anything by jl Ruiz is welcome and this is one of the best I've heard.Thanks.

oscar123 said...




rulitos said...

thanks so much

bongo hito said...

About damn time. Good on ye, B! Muchas

saomusubi said...


Gildas said...

hey thanks indeed !! between fusion and celestial. cool jazz all the way!

Didn't know about this LP! I knew De prepo 1972 (with killer track Oda Para Mi Nina)and heard about LP called "Viejas Raices".

THANKS again

Gildas said...

De Prepo http://www.mediafire.com/?kbbxbgt7cullntg (192 kbps)

De Prepo (Forcing your hand)

Bass, Bass [Electric], Piano, Vocals, Cello – Jorge López Ruiz
Drums – Pocho Lapouble
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Flute – Fernando Gelbard
Percussion – Miguel "Chino" Rossi
Saxophone [Soprano], Clarinet – Hugo Pierre
Recorded at ION studios, Buenos Aires

In May 1972, Jorge López Ruiz, Fernando Gelbard and ‘Pocho’ Lapouble had been part of an ensemble gathered around a project of Lapouble’s and released under the name of ‘Ego’ by Jazz Band de Free. Four recording sessions in October 1972 brought the three musicians together again on a project of López Ruiz’s and based on a more meditative but full-of-energy approach, stemming from Davis and his alumni, Weather Report.

Born: April 1, 1935, Jorge López Ruiz is a Composer and Director and has made music for more than 60 films, 40 Plays and 400 recitals. He was instrumental in the creation of the successful Argentinean record label TROVA, of which he was the first Director of A&R. During this period they made most of the recordings of artists like Vinicius de Moraes, Astor Piazzola, Dorival Caymmi as well as producer, arranger and director of stars like Sandro, Piero, Leonardo Favio and Sergio Denis.

Doctor of Music (Compostion & Performance) from Columbia Pacific University, Doctorship of The London Institute of Applied Research and Social Sciences Director of the Laboratory of Music Electro-Acoustics as well as recipient of too numerous awards & medals to list here!

In the first half of the 70's he gained Professorship of the Argentinean Institute Of Cinematography and in 1975 rose to the position of A&R Director of EMI-ODEON in Argentina.

His musical accomplishments are staggering, as well playing acoustic & electric bass on many respected jazz outings he's a mean cellist and pianist. He played with a legendary quintet led by Lalo Schifrin in 1956-1957 that featured saxophonist Gato Barbieri. López Ruiz had also been Schifrin's big band bassist along with Gato. He always played with the very best in Argentinean jazz.

The local scene in Argentina in the mid-70's was extremely conservative, with a majority of musicians, critics and media people dead against avant-garde jazz. Traditional and mainstream jazz seemed to be what most attracted the public; more modern jazz had only a moderate appeal. So the fact that some of the better-known modern jazzmen were ready for the challenge of free and avant-garde jazz, was almost intolerable to the rest of the musicians and the opinion makers. Then the listeners had their say and they responded positively to the challenging music this avant-garde minority was producing, much to the astonishment of everyone involved. This middle-class group of musicians, reacting in their own artistic way to the many challenges of the epoch, opened new ground for music development in Argentina

Simon666 said...

Thanks mr Bacoso! Both you and this man can do no wrong ...

Gustavo González said...

¡Muchas Gracias! Excelente...Muy buen Blog, Saludos desde Buenos Aires Argentina...!

brothertee said...

many thanks!!

the jazzstronaut said...

Another great Share, cheers Bacoso.

covjones said...

great stuff , many thanks!

covjones said...

Great stuff many thanks

Holly said...

Thank you Bacoso -and many, many thanks to Gildas, also!

Gildas said...

Viajas Raices: http://riverplatejazzfiles.blogspot.com/2009/04/jorge-lopez-ruiz-viejas-raices-1975.html

But I rather go for his 1971 spoken-word-fusion-jazz "Bronca Buenos Aires"

I think Bacoso has it here (what does he not have anyway !!)

Pre-listening here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzql19Tt3Fk&feature=related


katonah said...

real hot, "adios" wow!

Hookfinger said...

Having recently discovered this guy, it is great to run across more of his stuff. Thanks very much.

Snake_Keys said...

A lot of thanks my friend :-)

Alejandro Rodriguez said...

Gracias amigo!!!

Walter said...

Gracias por compartir.Saludos

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