Friday, February 20, 2009

The Unknown Troubador

Piazzolla didn't write many ballads but with his friend, the famed poet Horacio Ferrer, he wrote some gems. The most familiar is Balada para un loco but a beautiful ballad in a more traditional mode is Milonga del Trovador.

Milonga del Trovador was penned for Argentine crooner, Jairo. Piazzolla and Jairo recorded the song in 1981. Jairo is still singing the song today but today's video features an entirely unknown (to me anyway) crooner, Nery González, with an incredible voice and decent guitar skills. Nery posts from Argentina but in a communication with him,I note that he puts Bolivia behind his name so I am not sure where he is from. The video looks like it was made at home but the sound quality is good and his voice suggest he is ready to be discovered by a major recording studio.

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To learn more about Piazzolla videos, visit the Piazzolla Video site.

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