Thursday, August 20, 2015

He Built This City: The Dino Saluzzi Trio and "Cité de la Musique"

Argentine bandoneón player Dino Saluzzi brings us the random tune for today, a jazzy Cité de la Musique. The son of famous Argentine guitarist Cayetano Saluzzi and the father of guitarist José Maria Saluzzi, Dino takes as inspiration for his music the villages and little towns of his childhood. He developed a jazzy personal style that earned him a reputation for the avant-garde and made him a leading bandeonionist in Argentina. He was invited to play in music festivals in Europe in the 1980s, which led to collaborations with several European and American jazz artists such as Charlie Haden, Tomasz Stanko and Al Di Meola. Cité de la Musique can be found on the Dino Saluzzi Trio's 2000 CD of the same name.