Tuesday, 28 December 2010

David Becker Tribuna - Leaving Argentina (2007)

01.El Sueño de la Araña Roja
02.Café con Leche
03.It Takes Two
05.Mientras Duermes
07.Racin' Through The Andes
08.Hard To Say Goodbye
09.Memories Of Tomorrow
10.Rio de la Plata
11.Waltz For Lavignia
12.Leaving Argentina.

A major if somewhat underrated guitarist since the 1980s, David Becker and his Tribune (featuring his brother Bruce Becker on drums along with a variety of different bassists) were originally associated with fusion. Over the years, Becker has opened up his style, matured, and today can play post-bop jazz with lyricism, sensitivity, and constant creativity without any loss of the fire of his youth.
A world traveler, Becker has performed in at least 17 countries and Leaving Argentina is his tenth recording with his Tribune. Several of the selections on Leaving Argentina refer to other countries and the constant traveling that is a part of his lifestyle.
All but one of the songs are Becker originals; they vary tempos, grooves, and moods, ranging from some straight-ahead swinging, the tango "It Takes Two," an unaccompanied acoustic guitar feature ("Mentras Duermes"), and quiet ballads. David Becker's older brother Ed makes his recording debut on bass during the title cut while Dario Polonara's bandoneon is a nice touch on "It Takes Two." Recommended.”
~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
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David Becker - Guitar
Bruce Becker - Drums
Bolle Diekmann - Bass
Live at Chris' Jazz Cafe Nov 2007

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