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Argentine Nuevo Tango-Jazz at Bösendorfer New York's "All that Jazz" Salon

- Jazz and Cabaret Corner

“All that Jazz”
Salon Jazz at Bösendorfer New York
www.bosendorfernewyork.com

200 Lexington Avenue
Suite 902
New York, NY 10016
212.684.1956
Gerhard Feldmann, President
Lisa L. Feldmann, Executive Vice President

Second Year, Début Series, Fall 2006

Argentine Nuevo Tango-Jazz

Featuring:
Emilio Solla on Piano
(Emilio Solla Website)
Victor Prieto on Accordion
(Victor Prieto Website)
Oscar Feldman on Saxophone
(Oscar Feldman Website)
And
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Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
December 14, 2006


(See More Reviews of “All that Jazz” at Bösendorfer New York.)

Tonight Gerhard Feldmann and Lisa L. Feldmann, President and EVP at Bösendorfer New York, hosted the December Holiday event in the second year of their jazz series, titled “All that Jazz”. This was Argentine Nuevo Tango-Jazz, with Emilio Solla on the Bösendorfer piano, Victor Prieto on accordion, and Oscar Feldman on saxophone.

Emilio was born in Mendoza, Argentina and has a degree from the National Conservatory of Buenos Aires. Emilio is a pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader and recently moved to New York, where he performs with his NY Jazz-Tango Project. He has recorded in many musical genres, such as tango, jazz, and even rock. Victor was born in Orense, Spain and creates new sounds and techniques for the accordion, such as “chord approach for both hands”. Victor has won many prizes, after his studies at Berklee College of Music, in jazz, creative performance, and composition. He records and travels widely. Oscar was born in Buenos Aires and graduated cum laude from Berklee College of Music. He has won a Latin Grammy and tours widely, including performances with renowned musicians, such as Bebo Valdes and Paquito D’Rivera.

Program:

Milonga de Mis Amores (Pedro Laurenz)
Buenos Aires Blues (Emilio Solla)
El Angel (Oscar Feldman)
Frevo (Egberto Gismonti)
Bajo Malambo (Emilio Solla)
Papa Pin (Victor Prieto)
Triunfal (Astor Piazzolla)

Emilio performed a piano solo of his own that inspired the Bösendorfer to sing with passion. These musicians brought out the best in the Argentine tango genre, while showcasing their unique compositions. Emilio was clearly taken with his Bösendorfer opportunity, while Oscar added a rich, soaring sound, via saxophone, to each trio work. His own composition fused the Argentine soul with an American style. Victor’s composition was grand and generous with accordion solos, quite an astounding sound in such an intimate setting. The trio played their own compositions and arrangements of related music, such as Gismonti’s Frevo and Emilio’s arrangement of Argentine folk music, Bajo Malambo. Emilio says “these are styles very related to Buenos Aires music, even though they are not tango”.

The image of the Bösendorfers gathered together amongst the sold-out crowd, with these mesmerizing musicians, was a perfect beginning to the Holiday Season. In fact, the trio played a special Christmas song, in its own jazzed-up arrangement. Emilio says, “The piano and the room were a very intimate situation that allows you to play acoustically in a warm context, with the intimacy of a club and a terrific Bösendorfer”. He also tells a story about his first Bösendorfer experience. “It was the Colon Theatre, which is the main opera theatre in Argentina. My teacher Elsa Tarelli took me to hear a concert by Nikita Magaloff, a great pianist, and I was on stage for a while and could see the Bösendorfer for the first time, with those extra black low keys that impressed me. I was around 10 and had been studying for a couple of years, so it was really striking”.

A wine and cheese reception followed with an edible fruit arrangement, courtesy of Roberta and Edible Arrangements, West 38th Street, NYC, followed by casual piano improvisations and socializing.

The 2007 Spring schedule for the “All that Jazz” Series at the Bösendorfer showroom is below:

March 15, 2007
Ellington, Count Basie, and More
Sayuri Gotto, Piano
TK Blue, Saxes and Flute
Benny Powell, Trombone

April 19, 2007
Solo Bösendorfer
Bill Mays, Solo Piano

May 17, 2007
Latin Jazz, Grammy Trio
Bill O'Connell, Piano
Dave Valentin, Flute
Richie Flores, Congas


Oscar Feldman on Saxophone
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Victor Prieto on Accordion
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Victor Prieto and Emilio Solla
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Oscar Feldman on Saxophone
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Emilio Solla at the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Emilio Solla at the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Victor, Emilio, and Oscar
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Victor Prieto on Accordion
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Victor Prieto, Larry Borden, and Bösendorfer Guests
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Edible Arrangements Fruit Bouquet
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Bösendorfer Guests at the Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Bösendorfer Piano Showroom
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Oscar and Bösendorfer Guests at the Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Victor and Bösendorfer Guests at the Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Emilio and Bösendorfer Guests at the Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Lisa's Lovely Flowers
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Emilio and Larry Borden
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Bösendorfer Guests at the Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Jessica and Nik
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Bösendorfer Guests at the Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Oscar and Bösendorfer Guests at the Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Victor, Emilio, and Oscar at the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Emilio at the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Lisa Feldmann and Guests at the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Bösendorfer Guests at the Reception
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Lisa and Bösendorfer Guest at the Reception
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Paul Mills and Gerhard Feldmann
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Emilio Plays More Bösendorfers
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Bösendorfer Guest at the Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



The Imperial Bösendorfer Has 9 Extra Black Keys
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Empire State Building Near the Bösendorfer Showroom
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net