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Vinicius Cantuaria & Bill Frisell

Lagrimas Mexicanas


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Bill Frisell & Vinicius Cantuaria - Lagrimas Mexicanas
Bill Frisell and Vinicius Cantuaria 'Calle 7' Live on Soundcheck
Bill Frisell & Vinicius Cantu?ria - .mp4
1 Mi Declaracion  
2 Calle 7  
3 La Curva  
4 Lagrimas Mexicanas  
5 Lagrimas De Amor  
6 Cafezinho  
7 El Camino  
8 Aquela Mulher  
9 Briga de Namorados  
10 Forinfas  
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Undoubtedly, Bill Frisell and Vinicius Cantuaria's new album, Lagrimas Mexicanas, epitomizes a union of extraordinary musicians. Frisell's and Cantuaria's own music have clearly distinctive origins, but with complimentary styles. Through the blending of emotive rhythms and harmonies, and the melding of classic and experimental sounds, the two artists have found an easy home with one another. Lagrimas Mexicanas is scheduled for release on January 25, 2011 via Entertainment One Music.

As a guitarist, composer, and bandleader, Bill Frisell has established himself as a visionary presence in American music, best known for his innovative and improvisational guitar playing. Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist and percussionist, Vinicius Cantuária flawlessly merges the classic sounds of bossa nova with contemporary music, creating distinctive compositions and arrangements.  Having played together in a variety of settings over the past 25 years, including on one another's albums, Frisell and Cantuária had been looking for the right opportunity for a full-on collaboration. Lagrimas Mexicanas presented itself as the perfect occasion.

Similar to the bossa nova movement in the '50s and '60s, on Lagrimas Mexicanas Frisell and Cantuaria collaborated to fuse traditional Latin rhythms with improvisational jazz methods. Bill understood Vinicius' vision for the album, and their musical spontaneity inspired Bill's orchestration. While Cantuaria wrote the lyrics in a mix of Portuguese, Spanish and English, both musicians easily fell into the rhythm of writing the arrangements together. Although their styles differ, Frisell and Cantuaria create charged and breathtaking music, as in "Calle 7," inspired by Vinicius' stroll down 7th Avenue in Brooklyn's Park Slope.

At the heart of the album, Frisell and Cantuaria demonstrate their expertise: Frisell experimentally plays with the arrangements and Cantuaria weaves poetic lyrics with moving rhythms. Together these two great guitarists generate a sublime, beautiful, and accessible world of music. From the opening notes of the first track, "Mi Declaracion" to the final song "Forinfas," Frisell's intricate guitar playing effortlessly couples with Cantuaria's dreamy vocals and his stirring declarations of love to form a united vision.

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