Un día en La Paz, don Enrique Alurralde me contó la historia de la canción Alfonsina y el mar porque sabía que a mí me interesaba la poesía y la música suramericana. Además, mi pareja de entonces se llamaba Alfonsina. Pues… La canción es muy famosa dado que todo tipo de cantante lo ha cantado. […]
Jean-Pierre Mas has always had a Latin soul, his ‘latinalma’ that provides the title of this album. Moreover, it is quite illuminating that the word ‘alma’ has the same meaning (‘soul’) in Spanish and Portuguese. A great melodist, Jean-Pierre Mas pays particular attention to music that sings and to silence, deeming it important to not only play the notes… but also what exists between them. In Latinalma, Jean-Pierre Mas makes a veritable declaration of love to Latin America as a whole. The pianist wrote practically all the numbers himself, with the exception of three compositions by Cartola, Carlos Jobim, and Ariel Ramírez, and the major genres of the South-American continent pass in review: tango, paso doble, bolero… For this Latin immersion, Jean-Pierre Mas has brought together two acquaintances: Juan José Mosalini, the Argentinian legend of the bandoneon, and Pierre Barouh, who had welcomed him on his Saravah label. Mosalini (with his instrument) and Barouh (with his voice, as narrator) prove to be sparing (in notes) and rich (in expression). Two singers are invited to share this tribute to Latin America: Sheyla Costa, a Brazilian claiming Caetano Veloso and Janis Joplin as influences, and Evita Delgado, a Venezuelan who learned the ropes in musical revues. They contribute to this indefinable harmony that ensures the discreet charm of Latinalma.
Por una canción Paco Ibañez uitvoerders: Paco Ibañezopgenomen: 1990editie: Universalnummer: 04400189742 verworven via: Fnac San Sebastián Paco Ibañez canta poemas de Federico García Lorca, César Vallejo, Rubén Darío, León Felipe, Francisco de Quevedo, Antonio Machado, José de Espronceda, Fanny Rubio y Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer.