Música tropical de Cuba y Francia - Rubén Paz y Chéverefusión

Calixto Oviedo

CALIXTO OVIEDO: Timba Gears is a study of the "gear" approach to performing modern Cuban music. Master percussionist Calixto Oviedo (NG la Banda, Adalberto Álvarez, Pachito Alonso) goes through each movement in detail with full transcriptions and explanations from Kevin Moore. This is the second book in a instructional series set to become the new standard for contemporary Latin percussion (drumset & timbales) styles. 176 pages (176 páginas) with 7 video files (7 videos) and 202 audio tracks (120 pistas).

CALIXTO OVIEDO: Basic Rhythms is a survey of the traditional rhythms that Calixto (NG la Banda, Adalberto Álvarez, Pachito Alonso) mastered prior to the innovations of his modern period. With dozens of carefully transcribed musical examples, this method helps experienced Latin drummers learn the new Cuban styles, aids American and European drummers to master Latin drumming, and to explain the intricacies of Cuban music to arrangers, listeners and dancers. This is the second book in a instructional series set to become the new standard for contemporary Latin percussion (drumset & timbales) styles. 144 pages (144 páginas) with 7 video files (7 videos) and 120 audio tracks (120 pistas).

"Calixto Oviedo is the sole creator of the latest grooves in popular Cuban music, what we know as Timba, with the integration of timbales and drumset. Impeccable taste and technique, combined with his knowledge of AfroCuban rhythms, make Calixto a musician to follow. This book is a testimonial to all of that." -- Horacio "El Negro" Hernández

"Calixto Oviedo, para mí, representa el percusionista y drummer cubano con mayor proyección e información internacional de su época. Coincidimos en la orquesta de Pacho Alonso y le imprimió un sello moderno y especial al ritmo "pilón". Después, en NG La Banda, fue capaz de asumir la responsabilidad de llenar y llevar la sección rítmica de una agrupación de mucho peso. Solamente hay que escuchar sus grabaciones como "Échale limón" y "Santa palabra". No he conocido a nadie con la capacidad de memorizar diferentes repertorios como él. Se puede dar el lujo de tocar sin ensayar con cualquier orquesta cubana. Tiene memoria absoluta. Calixto es de los más completos músicos cubanos. Un respeto para mi hermanito." -- Issac Delgado

"For me, Calixto Oviedo is the most influential percussionist of his era. We played together in Pacho Alonso's group, where Calixto put his own special, modern stamp on Pacho's famous "pilón" rhythm. Later, when he joined NG La Banda, you only have to listen to recordings like "Échale limón" and "Santa palabra" to hear how capably he was able to drive that heavyweight rhythm section. I've never met anyone with Calixto's ability to memorize the entire repertoire of a band so quickly. He can play, without rehearsal, with any Cuban orquesta. He has a photographic memory for rhythm. Calixto is one of the most complete of all Cuban musicians. Props to my brother." -- Issac Delgado

Michael Lazarus - jueves, 17 mayo 2012, 03:02 pm