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Jorge Lopez Ruiz - El Grito (Suite Para Orquesta De Jazz)
Jorge Lopez Ruiz
El Grito (Suite Para Orquesta De Jazz)
LP | 1967 | EU | Reissue (Be With)
24,99 €*
Release:1967 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Be With is delighted to present Jorge López Ruiz’s El Grito (Suite Para Orquesta De Jazz), eternal Argentinian magic released on CBS in 1967 that must be one of the most sought-after South American jazz LPs. Living in Buenos Aires in the 60s, driven by creative impulse and rage Jorge López Ruiz used music as his platform to protest the Argentine military dictatorship: “I could never stand dictatorships, to be told how you have to think, what you have to do. Nor did I endure discrimination”. A young López Ruiz had appeared on a television panel alongside writer, politician and philosopher Arturo Jauretche, criticising the Onganía dictatorship. Jauretche told López Ruiz “Now say it with music”. This was the deep inhale that lead to El Grito, literally “The Scream”. As López Ruiz later explained “Jauretche urged me that my protests should not remain in words and acquire the consistency of a work… but it was not so much what he told me but how he told me, what prompted me to make the work take shape, first in a live concert and then in a recording”. As the police and military began resorting to kidnapping, torture and summary executions to quiet dissent, with depressing inevitability the artist community and their work were a particular target of the increasingly brutal regime. El Grito was banned not long after it was released and the majority of original copies were unceremoniously destroyed. The work of a genius artist living under an opressive dictatorship, erased by the government of the time, this is buried treasure in every sense and it’s been a rare record for over 50 years.
Jorge Lopez Ruiz - El Grito
Jorge Lopez Ruiz
El Grito
LP | 2020 | Original (Beat Ball Music)
35,09 €* 38,99 € -10%
Release:2020 / Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bassist, Composer, Arranger, And Film Scorer Jorge López Ruiz Was The Living Embodiment Of Argentine Jazz History. This Recording, Which Was Done In 1967 With A Big Band Led By López Ruiz, Represents A Monumental Work In Argentine Jazz. The Work Is A Concept Album That Takes A Critical Stance On The Chaotic Political Situation And The Military Regime In Argentina At The Time. It Was Banned Upon Release And Directly Led To Constraints Being Placed On López Ruiz's Subsequent Activities. Musically, It Represents The Starting Point Of López Ruiz's `Musical World', Where He Wholeheartedly Reflects His Spirit As A Latin American And Argentine Citizen Onto His Music - Jazz. This Work Is A Masterpiece Of 60's Big Band Jazz, Which Captures López Ruiz's Passion And Rage - Both As A Musician And As A Man In The Face Of An Unforgiving Reality. Its First Vinyl Reissue In Half A Century!
Jorge Lopez Ruiz - B.A. Jazz
Jorge Lopez Ruiz
B.A. Jazz
LP | 1961 | EU | Reissue (Ascensionale)
39,99 €*
Release:1961 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jorge López Ruiz is one of most versatile of musical talents to emerge from Argentina. As a bass player, composer, performer and arranger he has worked across many genres including jazz, pop as well as stage productions and feature films. The "B.A. Jazz" album has been a rarity for years and original pressings attract huge amounts from collectors. It's rarity is matched by the fantastic music contained with its grooves. It's a genuinely important record in the development of jazz in South America.
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