Apologies for my absence these past couple weeks but I've been away on a Caribbean jazz cruise, which was great even despite the absence of Bucky Pizzarelli, who unfortunately had to cancel at the last minute due to health issues.
I got back in time to do my regular Sunday night gig in Buffalo NY. Driving home after midnight takes about an hour, and it's a great chance for me to listen to the stockpile of CD's in my car.
Last night I fell in love with an Oscar Aleman tune I'd never really noticed before "Hombre Mio" or "Man of Mine".
The album credits Oscar with this charming composition, recorded in Argentina on June 2, 1942. The violinist is listed as Guillermo Oliva.
As my late father used to say, "If this is the kind of thing you like, then you're really going to like it!"
I'd especially ask Mr. Denis Chang to listen to this because I think it would make a great one for Rino and Tcha to play together sometime.
PS Listen all the way through because the catchy little chorus doesn't start until about halfway through.
Listening to Oscar's solo and accompaniment fills, I hear flashes of both Django and Eddie Lang...
Paul Cezanne: "I could paint for a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing."
Edgar Degas: "Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.... To draw, you must close your eyes and sing."
Georges Braque: "In art there is only one thing that counts: the bit that can’t be explained."