parlando playlist #52: aldemaro romero - el gavilán [1971]

Posted on November 1st, 2013 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

Aldemaro Romera is considered the creator of the Venezuelan "New Wave" (Onda Nueva)*; this is "El Gavilán" ("The Sparrowhawk"), from El fabuloso Aldemaro y su onda nueva (approximately, "the fabulous Aldemaro and his new wave").

"Romero was a prolific composer," says Wikipedia, "creating a wide range of music, such as Caribbean, Jazz, Venezuelan waltzes, including works for orchestra, orchestra and soloist, orchestra and choir, chamber music, up to symphonic works of great dimensions. [...] He founded the Caracas Philharmonic Orchestra in 1979, and he was its first conductor."
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*how many "new wave"s are there? which one is first?

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5 comments.

Gavin

Comment on November 26th, 2013.

Well, that sounds more like tropical jazz than new wave, but I suppose it doesn't have to be in the mode of early-MTV new wave. Charming, although I suspect I'd like it more if it were slower.

Scraps

Comment on November 26th, 2013.

Yeah, "new wave" in this case means anything breaking new, astonishing, we've never heard before, etc.

Gavin

Comment on November 26th, 2013.

Me getting hung up on "new wave" in this context is reminiscent of my childhood shock that the USA had more that one "tri-state region."

Scraps

Comment on November 26th, 2013.

Hmm. Maybe I'm stuck with the same insular New York view, but: what is another tri-state region?

(Washington - Oregon - Idaho?

Maryland - Delaware - Virginia?

Massachusetts - Connecticut - Rhode Island?

Minnesota - Wisconsin - Iowa?)

Gavin

Comment on November 26th, 2013.

I heard it on a news broadcast in another city during a family vacation, so that means it was probably DC and hence option #2. "The Tri-State Area" is also the setting of the clever kids cartoon Phineas and Ferb.

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