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    Guardian: Fernando Otero's Nonesuch Debut Leaves Listener Swept Away

    Otero_pagina_lg The Guardian (UK) gives four stars to Fernando Otero's Nonesuch Records debut, Pagina de Buenos Aires. The Argentinean-born and New York-based pianist-composer cites a number of eclectic sources as influences, from improvisational jazz to early 20th-century classical, but, says the Guardian's John L. Waters, Otero "can't help infusing his music with the complex soul of Argentina's most famous musical export," the tango. Writes Waters:

    Using resources that range from chamber ensembles to a 25-strong orchestra, Otero creates a distinctive and unusual sound that's close to classical music (Bartók, Crumb, Adams), yet with the vigour and improvised spirit you associate with jazz and world music.

    In his review, Waters points particularly to pieces on the album imbued with "a savage intensity that sweep the listener away."

    To read the review, visit arts.guardian.co.uk. To samples songs from the album, click here.

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Guardian: Fernando Otero's Nonesuch Debut Leaves Listener Swept Away

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Otero_pagina_lg The Guardian (UK) gives four stars to Fernando Otero's Nonesuch Records debut, Pagina de Buenos Aires. The Argentinean-born and New York-based pianist-composer cites a number of eclectic sources as influences, from improvisational jazz to early 20th-century classical, but, says the Guardian's John L. Waters, Otero "can't help infusing his music with the complex soul of Argentina's most famous musical export," the tango. Writes Waters:

Using resources that range from chamber ensembles to a 25-strong orchestra, Otero creates a distinctive and unusual sound that's close to classical music (Bartók, Crumb, Adams), yet with the vigour and improvised spirit you associate with jazz and world music.

In his review, Waters points particularly to pieces on the album imbued with "a savage intensity that sweep the listener away."

To read the review, visit arts.guardian.co.uk. To samples songs from the album, click here.

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