Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Resoundingly Good Colombian Music
True American Patriot | WA USA | 07/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As one who cringes when forced to listen to to the formulaic pap frequently served up as popular (commercial) Latin music, this CD is a delight. Alfredo Gutierrez is a musician of the first order, world class. He is a true "jazzist" on the folkloric accordion, and his songs are delivered with passionate comedy and musical expression that make it impossible for one to resist laughing out loud while tapping the feet and snapping the fingers. I lived in Central America for twenty years, and witnessed the return of huge flocks of parakeets and parrots amidst a great cacophony of raucous screeching to the trees around my house for their nightly roost. Anyone who is capable of faithfully imitating this sound on the accordion has truly mastered his instrument, and Alfred Gutierrez does it with a musical finesse and comical expression that always makes me laugh in the selection "Fiesta De Los Pajaros", which is part of cut 2: "Vallenato Medley" on this CD. Other cuts are equally entertaining, with selections of "musica Cumbia", and other Colombian "tipico" songs, such as "Festival En Guarare", "Dos Mujeres", "Salud, Dinero Y Amor", "El Polvorete", and "Se Va El Caiman". This CD was assembled from various live performances recorded at the WDR Folkfestival, in Cologne, Germany in July 1991, and the crowd's sounds of approval only add to the delight of the CD. My wife, who is Colombian, bought this CD from Amazon, and it has turned out to be a treasure, with amazingly rich technical rendition on my medium quality stereo system. Alfredo Gutierrez is a great comedian and a very talented musical artist. Break out the aguardiente!"
El alma y el cuerpo se unen al escuchar esta grabacion
True American Patriot | 09/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Esta grabacion es un contenido de alegria y sentimientos y el grito folklorico de un gran exponente del pueblo Colombiano Alfredo Gutierez el el REY DEL ACORDEON"