LA RANA (1980) by AGUSTIN PEREYRA LUCENA QUARTET

SKU119988
ArtistAGUSTIN PEREYRA LUCENA QUARTET
TitleLA RANA (1980)
LabelFAR OUT RECORDINGS
Catalog #FARO 227LP
Genre
ReleaseW 45 - 2021
FormatVinyl - UKLP
Import
 € 26,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. 3 Horas Da Manha
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/f/faro_227lp_la_rana_1980/faro227lp_a_1.mp3
  2. Samba Do Aviao
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/f/faro_227lp_la_rana_1980/faro227lp_a_2.mp3
  3. Tema Medieval
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/f/faro_227lp_la_rana_1980/faro227lp_a_3.mp3
  4. Despues De Las Seis
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/f/faro_227lp_la_rana_1980/faro227lp_a_4.mp3
  5. Tema Barroco
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/f/faro_227lp_la_rana_1980/faro227lp_a_5.mp3
  6. La Rana
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/f/faro_227lp_la_rana_1980/faro227lp_a_6.mp3
  7. Pra Que Chorar
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/f/faro_227lp_la_rana_1980/faro227lp_b_1.mp3
  8. Encuentro De Sombras
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/f/faro_227lp_la_rana_1980/faro227lp_b_2.mp3

Description

Repres from Argentinian guitarist Agustín Pereyra Lucena’s 1980 album La Rana. Recorded in Oslo, La Rana features Agustín’s stunning takes on compositions by Ivan Lins, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Agustín’s friend and musical hero Baden Powell.

In addition to these, and a number of Agustín’s own compositions including the fifteen-minute masterpiece “Encuentro De Sombras”, the album’s title track is an idiosyncratic version of Joao Donato’s “A Rã” (Eng: The Frog/ Esp: La Rana) from his 1973 album Quem É Quem.

Forming the rest of the quartet are two fellow Argentinians who were also Agustin’s bandmates from the group Candeias: bassist and multi-instrumentalist Guillermo Reuter and flautist Ruben Izarrualde; with Norweigan drummer Finn Sletten on drums and percussion.

Throughout La Rana we hear not only Agustín’s fabled guitar playing, which ascended him to share stages with the likes of Vinicius de Moraes, Dorival Cayymi, Toquinho, Maria Bethania, Chico Buarque and Quarteto Em Cy, but also his talent as a vocalist. He also provided the heartening illustration for the cover art, which perfectly fits the cordial, inviting tone of the music. Inspired in equal measure by South American rhythms and Norweigan glaciers, mountains and waterfalls, La Rana is filled with the warmth, humility and sincerity of a man seizing a joyful moment in life through music.

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