Pedro Menendez Fusion Ensamble | Coleccionismo (Anthology)

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Coleccionismo (Anthology)

by Pedro Menendez Fusion Ensamble

A compilation of some of the best recordings of one of the pioneerings of the fusion music in Argentina. Wonderful evocations of South America blending jazz, classical and an unique concept where beauty and polyrithmic propulsion converge.
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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1. Candombe de la Pava
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2. Hacemos Unos Mates?
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3. Estrellas del Sur
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4. Retrato
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5. Reencuentro
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6. Mi Buenos Aires Herido
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7. Milonguita
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8. Caldera
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9. Samba Bahiana
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10. Koln-Dombe
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11. Chacarera de Este a Oeste
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12. Chacarera Ciudadana
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13. Milonga de los Pajaros
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14. Atmosferas
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
PEDRO MENENDEZ is a virtuous Argentine composer and multi-instrumentalist.

Well-known as a pioneering of the avant-garde fusion style in his country, Menendez´s music is an eclectic blend of Latin American folk rythms (tango, chacarera, candombe, zamba, bossa nova), jazz and contemporary classical elements.

As a bold creator, Menendez proposes a different South American concept. Melodies are unique, lyric, complex. Pieces are rich on harmonic modulations and elaborated counterpoints. Traditional local rythms are reinterpreted on prolific polirythms variations, irregular meters and a varied elaborated instrumentation.

Master himself of many instruments, he changes from the Piano to the Guitar, Flute, Soprano Sax, Flugelhorn and Bandoneon with dazzling ability.

"COLECCIONISMO -ANTHOLOGY" is a selected compilation that includes some of the best pieces of his vast creation and are part of the repertoire that the Argentine musician has been featuring throughout a national and international career destined to keep growing: Argentina, Brazil, North America and Europe (including six consecutive years of showcases at SXSW Music Festival (Austin, TX, US 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008) and the jazz editions of CANADIAN MUSIC FEST (Toronto, ON, Canada 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009), among multiples other performances.


Six-Word Reviews of 763 SXSW by Paul Ford
“Introspective, engaging minor-key Argentinian jazz. Excellent. Rating: 5 stars”

John Doll – Jazzreview.com
“His music is a whirlwind of the influences ranging from
Brazilian bossa nova, contemporary classical, tango,
Argentinian folk, and American jazz. The music is like a
gentle breeze on an otherwise warm still night in a
warm country very much like Argentina. Its rhythms
are graceful. It sways more than it swings. Menendez
tends to remain understated in making his point...
As is the rest of the album, it is simple
and wise, graceful and heartfelt.”

Todd S. Jenkins – All about jazz.com
“Wonderfully sensual evocations from South America.
Pedro Menendez is a multi-instrumentalist from
Argentina who has a fresh ear for blending the sounds of
different musics... Recommended.”


PEDRO MENENDEZ' FULL BIO:

Pedro Menéndez was born in Buenos Aires in 1957.

He has been dedicated to the music since he was 7 years old. He studied with professors like the worldwide known Oscar Aleman ( Josephine Baker's jazz guitarist), Arturo Schneider (Astor Piazzolla´s flutist) and the contemporary classical guitarist Miguel Angel Girollet, among others. He also attended the composition career at the UCA.

He has recorded 17 discographic works with compositions of his own with the participation of well-known musicians like Osvaldo Fattoruso on drums (latin jazz Band 'Opa'), Rodolfo Mederos & Marcelo Nissinman on bandoneon, percussionist Rubén Rada, musicians from the Colón Theatre orchestra, among others.

Throughout his vast career he has lead as composer diverse ensembles performing on numerous distinguished cultural venues and festivals in Argentina, Brazil, US, Canada, Norway, Germany, Spain and France, including (among the most recent international tours):

SXSW & JAZZ WINTER FESTIVAL (CMF) 2013 ((Austin, TX, US,– Toronto, ON, Canada, March 2013)
SXSW & JAZZ WINTER FESTIVAL (CMF) 2012 (Austin, TX, US,– Toronto, ON, Canada, March 2012)
WORLD BEAT ONLINE’S “RUM & RIDDIMS” PARTY (Austin, TX, USA, March 2012)
DART MUSIC & HARRIS RADIO International Event (Austin, TX, USA, March 2012)
SXSW & CANADIAN MUSIC FEST 2011 (Austin, TX, USA - Toronto, ON, Canada, March 2011)
SXSW 2010 (Austin, TX, USA, March 2010)
BAFIM 2009 (Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2009)
SXSW & CANADIAN MUSIC FEST 2009 (Austin, TX, USA - Toronto, ON, Canada, March 2009)
DART MUSIC International Day & Night Shows (Austin, TX, March 2009)
BRAZIL MUSICA & ARTES + International Guests (Austin, TX, March 2009)
FESTIVAL DE INVERNO SESC RIO 2008 (Petrópolis, Teresópolis & Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, BRASIL, July 2008)
SXSW 2008 (Austin, TX, USA, March 2008)
Rhizome Collective International Show (Austin, TX, USA, March 2008)
KUT FM - Live Show (Austin, TX, US, March 2008)

As sessionist musician he has also been invited to perform with many distinguished musicians of the Argentinian scene, like Luis Salinas, Agustín Pereyra Lucena, Guillermo Reuter (2004 SGAE Award), Daniel 'Pipi' Piazzolla, Bossa N´Stones, etc.

In the field of contemporary chamber music, he has written several pieces including a concert for Vibraphone and Strings dedicated to the Argentinian Soloist Daniel Serale (premiered on the International Percussion Festival of Patagonia, Argentina, 2006), a concert for Marimba dedicated to the Mexican well-known Soloist Javier Nandayapa, a work of 20 pieces for Piano based on Latin American rythmics (‘Viaje por Latinoamérica’/Voyage through Latin America’ Book I / Book II) and a concert for Guitar and Orchestra.

He has composed many incidental music for publicity, television, theatre and cinema (Argentina and the Munich School of Cinema). Among his most recent works in this field, Pedro Menendez has been nominated as best composer for the 27th Mar del Plata International Film Festival under the Category Argentine Panorama (Film: "Santa Lucia / Saint Lucia").

Since 1986 he is the Owner/Artistic Director of Contemporaneo Art Music, an Argentine Record Label dedicated to genres as tango, jazz, crossover, folk, world and contemporary classical music.

Discography:

Coleccionismo - Anthology - 2010
Peter´s Songs - 2010
Psicodelia Tango - 2010
BrazilTango Re-Edition - 2010
Electronico Re-Edition -2010
America Solar - 2008
Arquitectura Tango - 2006
Profundidad - 2005
Mi Buenos Aires herido - 2003
Secretos de la guitarra - 2002
Luna - 1999
Viaje por Latinoamérica - 1993
Cantos Secretos - 1989
Nuevos Caminos - 1986
Capoeira - 1984
Hora del Eclipse - 1983


MUSICAL PROYECTS of PEDRO MENENDEZ:

PEDRO MENENDEZ FUSION ENSEMBLE
www.pedromenendez.com.ar
www.sonicbids.com/pedromenendezensemble

PEDRO MENENDEZ - PETER'S SONGS
www.sonicbids.com/peterssongs

PEDRO MENENDEZ - ZONA TANGO
www.zonatango.com
www.sonicbids.com/zonatango

PEDRO MENENDEZ CROSSOVER GUITAR
www.sonicbids.com/pedromenendezcrossoverguitar

PEDRO MENENDEZ - PROYECTO BUENOS AIRES
www.myspace.com/proyectobuenosaires

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