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December 1, 2010 From recast gems of the '50s to sketches on an Argentine folk composer, jazz artists in 2010 practiced a historical eclecticism. Hear songs from the year's top records, chosen by Patrick Jarenwattananon of NPR's A Blog Supreme.
Musicians perform at Thelonious Jazz Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
August 17, 2010 In the last 10 or so years, something transformative happened in the Buenos Aires jazz scene. At least that's what Eric Benson sees. He's been interviewing Argentine musicians for a new radio documentary feature, and has posted transcripts online.
August 1, 2010 The Argentine composer and pianist's new record follows in, then reorients, the footprints of Gustavo "Cuchi" Leguizamón, a fellow idiosyncratic folk-music stylist. As with all of Klein's music, there's engaging, creative jazz in it -- somewhere. Hear Domador de Huellas in its entirety until its release on Aug. 10.
August 10, 2008 The bandleader's intuitive hybrid of big band jazz, Argentinean folk rhythms and the modern classical idiom have won him devotion from many of today's hottest jazz musicians.
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July 28, 2008 Over the past 14 years, some of New York's hottest young jazz musicians have worked for peanuts, just to have the chance to play the Argentine composer's challenging mix of Latin rhythms, classical structures and singable melodies.
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June 11, 2008 Celebrated by his peers, the Argentinean composer and pianist developed a highly original songbook before leaving the U.S. in 2000. He returns to New York to reunite his acclaimed band, Los Guachos.
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June 10, 2008 Klein's writing for large ensemble creates a space where many genres warp under the sun of jazz improvisation. In "Vaca," the composer and his cohorts in Los Guachos do little to protect the purity of essence. They're far too busy making indescribable, essential music.
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December 13, 2002 Argentine composer Guillermo Klein moves to the United States to study jazz and ends up combining new American influences with his native country's music. The new, double-CD release is Los Guachos III. Hear Michelle Mercer's review.
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