Gustavo Leguizamon - El Cuchi bien temperadoECM
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Guitarist Pablo Márquez celebrates the work of a remarkable figure in Argentinean music: Gustavo "Cuchi" Leguizamón. Leguizamón (1917-2000) was a composer, pianist, guitarist, poet - and also a lawyer and teacher in the city of Salta where Marquez grew up. It was in his teaching capacity that Márquez first encountered him in person: "He was my history teacher at the Collegio Nacional when I was thirteen years old. When I saw Dr. Gustavo Leguizamón come into the classroom for the first time, I had no idea that I was in the presence of one of one of Argentina's greatest musicians, the composer of famous zambas I'd known and sung since early childhood. Cuchi liked to say that ‘the ultimate accolade for an artist is that people think his work is anonymous.'"
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Gustavo "Cuchi" Leguizamón (1917-2000) was a unique figure in the musical culture of Argentina. Born in Salta (where guitarist Pablo Márquez was raised), Leguizamón was a poet, composer, pianist and guitarist, a popular artist and a highly sophisticated musician. He was rooted in Argentina's traditional music, but also brought a new harmonic freedom to it, inspired by classical music...