Some comments about the music:
· What does 'Color Cielo' mean?
'Color Sky' is the song that gives the CD the title. It's inspired
by the sky that accompanied me since I was a child in Argentina.
I think making a CD is for a musician like making a paintin for
a painter or writing a book for a writer; it synthesizes experiences,
feelings and moments of life, 'Color cielo' tries to get to the
most simple, putting the focus on the melody, it's a CD of songs
with 'airs' of argentinean music and elements of world music. There
are 5 tunes with the group, 5 duos with sax and some colors of percussion,
one duo with fluegelhorn and one solo guitar.
· Can you tell aus something about your influences and musical
I was born in Buenos Aires. The music that I heard most when
I was a child was traditional tango and folklore from Argentina,
later I began to play and to hear rock and jazz. I studied classical
guitar for some time. When I was 17 I began to play with many musicians
there and I learnt a lot from them playing different kinds of music:
jazz-rock, condombe, fusion folk etc. When I met Dino Saluzzi I
felt the necessity to be closer again to the argentinean popular
music but for a different perspective. In the 80's we formed the
trio 'Alfombra Magica' (contemporary music from Buenos Aires) with
the musicians of the ' Dino Saluzzi quartet' Matias Gonzalez (bass)
and Horacio Lopez (drums). In the 90's I was invited to play with
Pablo Ziegler's 'Quintet for new tango' (ex Piazzolla's pianist).
I also played several concerts playing solo in duos or trios performing
my own music (with Marcelo Moguilevsky, Gustavo Paglia, Charlie
Mariano, Juan Falu, Walter Castro etc.).
· Do you prefer for playing music solo, in duo, trio etc.?
I am interested in becoming part of the music. When this magic
happens to me it's the same playing solo, duo or in a group, but
I recognize that to play alone is not the same as playing with other
musicians, the chemical changes depending on the interaction and
energy of each musician is something mobile. When I play 'solo'
I feel that interaction directly with the public.
Tunes (some lines about the songs)
Andando: Originally was composed with the 'Candombe'
rhythm of Rio de la plata (Uruguay and Argentina). Here it is recorded
with the group (drums, piano, keyboards, bass, percussion) and I
play a piccolo guitar with a sound maybe more brasilian.
Seras verdad: It is a very simple song, also
played with the group. It's inspired by my wife and the time when
Color Cielo: Dedicated to the sky of my country
Cada ves que siento tu amor: Inspired by all
things that give us their love through nature.
Puedo escucharte: It was recorded with many
guitars, drums, percussion and bass. It's based on Candombe rhythm
with some rock sounds.
Cruzando el puente: Another Candombe, but
this time for solo guitar. (Dedicated to Dara)
Alas Desplegadas: It's a duo for fluegelhorn
and guitar with one of my special guests (Dedicated to Markus Stockhausen)
Expreso al corazon: One of the duos we recorded
with a musician I've admired for a long time. (Dedicated to Charlie
Donde quiera que estes: 'Air' of milonga,
condombe with guitars and percussion with a solo from Charlie. (Dedicated
to Maria Luisa)
Hojas de abril: It's based on the rhythm of
Zamba argentina; duo with Charlie.
Huaynito de bienvenida: It's a song with Huayno
rhythm. (Bolivia, Peru, North Argentina) Duo with Charlie with some
percussion from Mario Argandona and some additional sounds. I played
charango. (Dedicated to Augusto, my son)
Espejismos: Another duo with Charlie; it's
a song in 7/8 featuring his improvisation.