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al otro lado

by marco durán

Contemporary instrumental jazz
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Obertura
Marco Durán
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2. Jerusalén
Marco Durán
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3. Sco Blues
Marco Durán
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4. Intro (la Cruz)
Marco Durán
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5. La Cruz
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6. Niño
Marco Durán
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7. El Cordero
Marco Durán
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8. La Escalera De Jacob
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9. Armagedón
Marco Durán
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10. Al Otro Lado
Marco Durán
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Album Notes

Educational Background:


National Conservatory of Music (México, 1984-1995)
Berklee College of Music

His professors:

Horacio Franco
Marco Antonio Anguiano
Gonzalo Salazar
Héctor Hermosillo

Courses and Master Classes with:

Hopkinson Smith
Leo Brouwer
Alirio Díaz
Oscar Ghiglia
Scott Henderson
Pat Metheny
Mike Stern
John Scofield
Boby Mcferrin
Michael Brecker

Training for Educational Program Development:
(2000-2007) Berklee College of Music

Greg Badolato
Matt Marvuglio
Larry Monroe
Rich Appleman
Steve Prosser
Ron Savage
Larry Baione
Rob Jaczko
Ed Tomassi
Dave Weigert
Jon Damian
Jim Kelly
Mark White
Bret Willmott

Professional Development in Musical Education:


National Conservatory of Music (México, 1993-1994)
E.S.C.A.M. (1994-1999)
Academia de Música Fermatta (1998-2007)

Given Subjects:

Grooves Writing
Music Theory
Ear Training
Music History
Styles Analysis

Professional Development as a Musician

He has played with:

National Symphony Orchestra
Plácido Domingo
Georgina Meneses
María del Sol
Eugenio Toussaint
Agustín Bernal
Alonso Arreola
José María Arreola
Aarón Cruz
Tony Cárdenas
Magos Herrera
Andrea Hernández
Ingrid Lowenberg
Raúl Garduño
Rodrigo Castelán

He has played as session and soloist musician in:

Mexico City: National Auditorium, Hard Rock Live, Palace of Fine Arts, Blas Galindo Hall at CNA y National Conservatory of Music of México.

He has also played in other states of the Country

United Sates: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago and Texas.

South America: Guatemala.

Spain: Santiago de Compostela-Aula Sociocultural Caixa Galicia.

He has been part of international festivals.

2005 he releases album “Al Otro Lado”, which includes ten themes composed by Marco Durán.

2006 he launches his second album called “En Vivo al Otro Lado”, recorded live at the Blas Galindo Hall, located at the CNA (National Center of Arts).

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“Marco Duran album, “Al Otro Lado”, can be the most outstanding phenomenon of Mexican Jazz in a good time, besides of being a significant contribution to the world history of jazz guitar”.


“It is important to remember, from time to time, that the quantity of sounds that can be extracted from a musical instrument, is inexhaustible. That is what Marco Duran does with his acoustic guitar; accompanied by Aaron Cruz on the double bass, on “Al Otro Lado”. It includes ten themes, oscillating between contemporary music and jazz. The album keeps a high quality ”.


“His debut album is just splendid and it’s about something simple and thankful: listen the guitar, its audible skin semi-covered by a good bass, letting his depth become the owner of our ears. Simple and complicate. That’s why this album is worth it”.


“Marco Durán’s work results very reminding. Melody and rhythmic on “Al Otro Lado” take us to distant memories and worlds, as professor Eugenio Toussaint describes, that irradiate a great peace, in most of the cases”.


“An amazing guitar, an impeccable sound and a unique feeling”


“ An excellent guitarist…
A beautiful work”.


“On “Al Otro Lado”, recorded with Aarón Cruz, Marco shows us 10 themes of his own that prove his classical education, his valuable vocation, the gentleness of his concepts and his gift for improvisation and interaction with a very complex musician like Aarón”.


“Mexican guitarist Marco Durán releases an album, with the participation of Aarón Cruz (Double Bass), in which he shows a great command of his instrument. In about an hour, Durán touches easily a great variety of acoustic textures”.


“This is the first album recorded by Marco Durán, a guitarist who, besides of defending and promoting Mexican Jazz on stages and halls, has been focusing on defining the sound of an extremely expressive guitar. He can make us move from an euphoric fit to a fantastic landscape, from the most cheerful bop to a blues flirt”.


“Marco Durán is a complete musician who performs his work, not only as an excellent guitar player, but also, as a very refined and mature composer…”


“Live. Al Otro Lado”
May 2006

It is the new album of the Mexican guitarist Marco Durán. The record was made with the participation of Aarón Cruz (Double Bass/Electric Bass) and Arturo Hernández (Drums). It was recorded at the Blas Galindo Hall of the CNA, during a concert in November 2005. The eight themes included on the album are original from the guitarist and they came alive on his first album as a leader.
It is very well balanced. The interaction among the musicians is very effective and that is evident in themes like Al Otro Lado, the one that opens the concert. On the second theme, called Jerusalén, the influence of the amazing guitar player Pat Metheny, can be listened on the Mexican. Sco Blues is the prove that be-bop tradition is part of his knowledge… Aarón leaves a memorable solo. And also, exchanges between drums and guitar are very well done. For La Cruz, Durán plays an introspective and melancholic introduction, and the same theme is, in my opinion, the best on the album. I also liked El Cordero. Here, the double bass player creates the introduction; shorter but not less effective. The last but one track, La Escalera de Jacob… when solo time arrives on that theme, Marco flies over a nu-bop very well achieved. To finish the concert, he chose Armagedon, with a 100% Blues feeling. The trio leader shines like great musicians do on this kind of themes. He takes out his internal B.B. King, on the first solo, above all.

L. Mario Rivera (Excelsior)

“En Vivo. Al Otro Lado” is one of the most original albums that has been made in our environment by a Jazz guitarist.

Alberto Zuckermann (El Universal)


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