Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Gary Burton at Rosario

This week, Piazzolla's friend and musical compatriot, Gary Burton returned to the Argentine music scene. On May 24th he performed in Rosario. He was joined by three members of Piazzolla's last Quintet: Pablo Ziegler on piano, Héctor Console on bass, and Fernando Suárez Paz on violín along with Ricardo Lew on guitar and Marcelo Nisinman on bandoneón. Early reviews from the Pizzolla.org forum suggest the night was a great success except perhaps for a few problems with balance in the sound system.

We can share a little of that success in today's video of Romance del Diablo taken during the performance. This same piece was performed in the wonderful Burton/Piazzolla CD, Reunion. To my ears, the music is very faithful to the original and almost as satisfying.

Burton and the assembled Quintet move on to the Teatro Gran Rex in Buenos Aires tonight for the final show of Burton's visit to Argentina. It will be an emotion filled filled fabulous night of music. I envy those of you who will be there.

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