CHOPIN : Mazurka Op.68 n°4, Valses Op.69 n°1 et 2 - VILLOLDO : El Choclo - MONK : Round Midnight - SATIE : Gnossienne n°1 - COLUMBO / MURENA : Indifférence - REINHARDT : Nuages - MORAES / JOBIM : Felicidade
After several years of uncertainty, while we waited for permission to be granted by the various publishers of the original works, this edition has finally made it, much to the satisfaction of the numerous guitarists who have been awaiting its publication. (As far as my memory serves me, none of my work has ever led to such a demand forgive me for mentioning this detail).
The nine arrangements that make up this edition, all written at very different times, are extremely varied. Jazz rubs shoulders with classical music which in its turn, and without any undue navel-gazing, happily cohabits with a tango from the Argentine suburbs, and even a nylon-stockinged valse-musette.
This album is a homage to a blend of styles. Would it perhaps be a foretaste of music of the new generation? I suspect this may be the case - fortunately for us.