Filtros by Guillermo Klein on Apple Music

12 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Argentinean pianist/composer Guillermo Klein has led large jazz bands dating back to the 1990s. On 2008’s Filtros, he heads up an 11-man version of his group, Los Guachos, and the result is stunning. He incorporates a lot of elements into his music: jazz, modern composition, Argentinean folk, and the superb instrumental abilities of his band members, including the saxophonists Miguel Zeñon, Bill McHenry, and Chris Cheek. Filtros opens strongly with “Va Roman,” an expansive song that finds Klein on lead vocals. The track has its own distinct sound, but it also brings to mind the work of the sui generis British musician, Robert Wyatt. On “Miula” and “Luz de Liz (Filtros),” Klein uses an intriguing compositional device that gives the impression that the music is slowing down or speeding up as the beat stays the same. Klein’s choices of “covers” are more than a little interesting. He incorporates parts of Gyorgy Ligeti’s Hungarian Rock and an Argentinean folk song into “Vaca,” and the album closes with a version of Louange Á L’Éternité De Jesus, by the formidable French composer Oliver Messiaen.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Argentinean pianist/composer Guillermo Klein has led large jazz bands dating back to the 1990s. On 2008’s Filtros, he heads up an 11-man version of his group, Los Guachos, and the result is stunning. He incorporates a lot of elements into his music: jazz, modern composition, Argentinean folk, and the superb instrumental abilities of his band members, including the saxophonists Miguel Zeñon, Bill McHenry, and Chris Cheek. Filtros opens strongly with “Va Roman,” an expansive song that finds Klein on lead vocals. The track has its own distinct sound, but it also brings to mind the work of the sui generis British musician, Robert Wyatt. On “Miula” and “Luz de Liz (Filtros),” Klein uses an intriguing compositional device that gives the impression that the music is slowing down or speeding up as the beat stays the same. Klein’s choices of “covers” are more than a little interesting. He incorporates parts of Gyorgy Ligeti’s Hungarian Rock and an Argentinean folk song into “Vaca,” and the album closes with a version of Louange Á L’Éternité De Jesus, by the formidable French composer Oliver Messiaen.

TITLE TIME
7:31
10:03
3:22
6:09
3:00
6:45
5:52
11:04
6:32
7:35
3:46
8:06

About Guillermo Klein

Pianist Guillermo Klein moved from his native Argentina to Boston in 1990 to study at Berklee College of Music. In 1993 he moved to New York where he formed an inventive 17-piece big band. The band played Sunday nights at the underground club Smalls throughout 1995. Several years later, a newer, larger club called the Jazz Standard gave the Guillermo Klein Big Band a regular Monday night gig for several months. Klein also performed and recorded with a ten-piece ensemble called los Guachos, which featured the likes of Bill McHenry, Chris Cheek, Ben Monder, and others. The band's debut on Candid Records was never released, but Sunnyside picked up Guachos II for release in 1999. Unfortunately for the New York jazz scene, Klein moved back to Argentina in September of 2000.

Klein paired with saxophonist Rodrigo Dominguez and trumpeter Juan Cruz de Urquiza for 2005's Nave on Sunnyside. In 2010, he delivered the ambitious Domador de Huellas in which he interpreted songs by famed Argentine poet and folk musician Gustavo "Cuchi" Leguizamón. A year later, he paired with pianist Aaron Goldberg for Bienestan, followed in 2012 by Carrera, which featured his los Guachos ensemble. The concert album Live at the Village Vanguard appeared in 2014. The pianist then returned to los Guachos for 2016's Los Guachos V. In 2017, Klein collaborated with singer/songwriter Rebecca Martin on The Upstate Project. ~ David R. Adler

  • ORIGIN
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • BORN
    1969

Top Songs by Guillermo Klein

Top Albums by Guillermo Klein

Listeners Also Played