Pedro Aznar

Pedro Aznar

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Argentinean vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Pedro Aznar displays incredible talent and versatility on his self-titled debut album. In fact, among the songs contained on the album are a synthesized bop tune ("New Wave Bop"), an Ivan Lins' song ("Septiembre"), Maurice Ravel's "Pavanna Para Una Infanta Difunta," Miles Davis's "Nefertiti," and an amazing note-for-note rendition of "Because" by the Beatles (actually, Aznar's version is slightly slower when played side by side with the original). He also has a tribute to Pat Metheny, appropriately entitled "Pat Meth." After hearing this album, Metheny asked him to join the Pat Metheny Group. Some of the synthesizers now sound dated, but there is no denying the considerable talents of Pedro Aznar after listening to this impressive debut.

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