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by Pedro Giraudo

Pedro Giraudo's exciting New York City big band which showcases compositions, that combine jazz, tango, South American and Argentine folk music.
Genre: Jazz: Latin Jazz
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1. Mate Amargo
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2. Con un Nudo en la Garganta
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3. La Bronca
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4. La Viudita
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5. Primer Intento
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6. A Dario Iscaro
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7. Ese Grito
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8. Contrapuntren
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Album Notes
This 13-piece big band, lead by Pedro Giraudo, has captivated listeners around the world with its unique blend of South American grooves, Argentine folk songs, the passion of tango and jazz improvisation. Pedro Giraudo, in the tradition of such composers as Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus, highlights the unique talents of each band member, masterfully weaving together pre-composed and improvised elements.

Originally from Cordoba Argentina, Pedro Giraudo moved to New York City in 1996. Since then he has become an in-demand bass player and arranger working in a great variety of musical projects. He has performed professionally with Pablo Ziegler, Kenny Garret, Marco Granados, William Cepeda, Chris Washburn, and Eternal Tango; and recorded with Fernando Oteros X-Tango, Marta Topferova, Jose Conde, Lucia Pulido, Mo'Guajiro & Jess Jurkovic. Pedro Giraudo has participated in various Jazz and Music Festivals throughout the United States, Europe, South America, the Caribbean and Asia and performed in venues such as The Blue Note (Japan), Birdland (Vienna), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Iridium, Jazz Standard, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall (NYC).

Mr Vivo Big Band is:
Will Vinson, Ramiro Flores, Luke Batson, Carl Maraghi: saxes
Jonathan Powell, Tatum Greenblatt: trumpets
Ryan Keberle, Mike Fahie: trombones
Jess Jurkovic, piano
Jeff Davis, drums
Tony De Vivo, cajón
Sofía Tosello, voice (track 7)

Pedro Giraudo, bass & composition

Produced by Pedro Giraudo & Alex Venguer

- Encore by Jeffrey Hildt
'play this remarkable new CD once—you won’t forget it. The experience is exhilarating.'

- by Peter Watrous Editor's Pick: Highly recommended
'This is modern jazz and Latin music at its best.'

- Jazz not Jazz:
'...this album is so inspiring and it’s hard to pick a favourite...'

- La Voz del Interior (in Spanish)
***** (Five Stars)

- Mayhemproductions:
'...truly amazing.'

- Roberta on the Arts by Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
'a Big Band recording with dynamic, daring musicality...'

- Jazz Buffalo (Texas), hosted by Luis Moreno - CD of the Week! (May 1 06)

- CHOU FM 89.1 (Ottawa) - Desconsuelo ranked 1st in radio charts! (Apr 11 06)

- Vinilemania (Italy), hosted by Pietro Carbognani - CD of the Week! (Feb 17 06)


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Graciela Carriqui

No better band has come out since their last cd...
and when I reviewed that cd, I said it was the best band I'd heard in years--so they still hold the title! Giraudo's sophomore effort is just as exciting as his freshman cd, 'Mr. Vivo'. The melodies, harmonies and rhythms are mind-boggling but, rather than alienating the listener, they challenge your gray matter at the same time that your heart rate rises, and you get happy feet! No mean feat, pun intended (insert groans here). I can't recommend this cd highly enough--and I said that about the last one. I'll be buying more copies as gifts.

PIETRO BY VINILEMANIA latin jazz from Italy

Fantastic CD!!!!!
Un Cd strepitoso... una musica coinvolgente che ti entra nel sangue e piu' lo ascolti e piu' lo apprezzi.

Grande Pedro!!! Grande musica!!!


Ciao Pietro

Harry the Hat

Transcendent, rich, evocative music by a master composer
This album represents a subtle yet significant evolution in Mr. Giraudo's masterful compositions. The music is dense, colorful, passionate, powerful and swinging. His use of instrumentation is evocative of great jazz masters like Ellington and Mingus, yet its distinct folkloric flavor is unique to the genre. Great stuff!

Willie Martinez

This is one of the most passionate recordings I have heard in years...
This recording is one that compels the listener to truly "listen" at every turn. The music is indeed intelligent, but so much more. It is organic in its sensibility, and is executed with a passion that leaves one truly affected. It is a grand achievement when the quality and integrity of a composition, and its arrangement, suffer not one iota for its accessibility. Bravo Pedro, along with your stellar orchestra!

David Berger

The most exciting group to come on the jazz scene in years.
The most exciting and musical group to come on the jazz and Latin scene in years. Pedro Giraudo's music is at once intelligent, imaginative and accessible.