Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
Uruguayan multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer Hugo Fattoruso is perhaps best known to North American audiences as a member of Brazilian singer Milton Nascimento's band. But Fattoruso has been working for decades... more »
Uruguayan multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer Hugo Fattoruso is perhaps best known to North American audiences as a member of Brazilian singer Milton Nascimento's band. But Fattoruso has been working for decades on intriguing fusions of jazz, Anglo pop, and Uruguayan music styles such as candombe (a drum-heavy African-rooted style) and murga (carnival music). His records with the Uruguayan trio Opa, recorded and released in the United States in the '70s and reissued in the '90s, are still fascinating, rich with possibilities. Homework, recorded both at his home in Montevideo and a New York studio, is disappointingly uneven. Some of the material is not fully realized. Other songs come across as weak stabs at pop. Still, Fattoruso is capable of smart, neotraditional songwriting, as in the delightful "Conmigo" or "Agua y Aceite." Also, the simple "Melodia de Candombe" and, especially, "El Gramillero" hint at the power, joy, and artistic potential of candombe. More of this would have been welcome. --Fernando Gonzalez
MUSICA HASTA EL FIN DEL MUNDO
email@example.com | London, England | 04/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I worked with Hugo Fatorusso in the Uruguayan film EL CHEVROLE (The Lifejacket)in February 97 in Montevideo. He composed its title song 'Che Chevrole' with his lontime friend Ruben Rada. They put it together against the clock, just before the song was needed as playback for the climatic scene of the movie. The song was an instant hit and Hugo's performance in the film is one of its highlights.I am delighted with his music for this CD and I am glad he is still composing as I remember him as a dedicated musician. I have nothing but praise for him. Filming EL CHEVROLE was one of the most gruelling experiences ever. Fatorusso went through it with immense professionalism. As the producer of the film I tried very hard that his and other artists' contributions was not lost through lack of commitment. I put together a deal to post-produce it in London with the best available sound. The result is majestic. The film was released in Uruguay in October 98. It broke all box office records and it is now a classic. Bien hecho Fato!!"
WorldDiscoveries.Net | Petaluma, California | 11/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
" Hugo Fettoruso's HOMEWORK presents a fine achievement by one of the members of Grupo del Cuareim: yes, the candombe rhythm is present in HOMEWORK - but so is a more jazzy overlay and a number of elements not Candombe in nature."
Original and just beautiful-- from a US fan
veronicaliz | Chevy Chase, Md USA | 03/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great musician. The music is inspiring and refreshing--different yet universal. My friends and I wish he made more CDs available in the US (new material as well as his classics with the group OPA and Los Shakers, which I've heard & read they're not to be missed). Thanks Amazon.com for making this available to the world."