Jimmy Hendrix. Clifford Brown. Janice Joplin. Buddy Holly. Robert Johnson. Jim Morrison. And, Jorge Dalto. All great musicians who prematurely departed from life. Some by their own demons, some by accident and some by illness. You may not know the name - Jorge Dalto - but you should. Born in Argentina in 1948, he moved to the United States in 1969, and died in 1987 in New York City of cancer. He was one of the best Latin jazz pianists - ever. He played with most of the greats and won a Grammy in 1976 for his version of This Masquerade recorded with guitarist, George Benson. There is no better way to learn about Dalto than to read the March 15, 2010 Música para Gatos blog devoted to Dalto's life and music.
The only thing that could be added to that blog, is today's video - which is actually just an audio track covering Adios Nonino from Dalto's 1983 album, Solo Piano (reissued in 1990, but good luck in finding a copy). I think you will find it a very personal and unique interpretation of Piazzolla's classic.
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