01/03/2010

After the earthquake


"La Vela", by Contracuarteto + Roberto Lecaros on piano.

Contracuarteto are Andrés Pérez on tenor sax, Cristián Gallardo (alto sax, not present), Roberto Carlos Lecaros on bass and Félix Lecaros on drums. The guest pianist is Roberto Lecaros, making the rhythm section here a father-and-sons affair.

The jazz scene in Chile is unexpectedly lively. Let's hope the earthquake doesn't affect it.

(Video from jazz_cl, a 4-DVD series devoted to the history of jazz in Chile.)

More on Chilean jazz soon...

2 comments:

lubricity said...

I just spoke with one of the prominent jazz composers in Chile, Santiago Cerda, and he reports that although the country is in very bad shape, the jazz community hasn't suffered any tragedies as far as he knows. Fortunately it's a pretty small community ...

Fernando Ortiz de Urbina said...

Thanks Alex! As far as I know the whole Lecaros clan are OK, as well as the younger musicians from Santiago and the Valparaíso crowd who did the jazz_cl series (although some will have to move).