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Chris Duarte - master of blues Impromptus

July 1 2006
09:00

Held in Moscow open-air blues festival Be Famous Blues - Tribute To New Orleans. Name comes from the fact that the organizers and blues musicians want to support the city of New Orleans - the capital of jazz, affected by floods.

The festival kicks off on Saturday afternoon and will last for more than 10 hours. To try to achieve "hendriksovskogo" sound, the organizers have decided to install a wall of amplifiers. This decision is by the way, given the composition of the participants. Appeared on the scene of Kid Andersen & The Rock Awhile Band (USA-Norway), Dr. Agranovsky », Blues Cousins, Crossroadz, Stainless Blues Band, Modern Blues Band, Off Beat, Dr. Nick and, finally, Chris Duarte Group.

The leader of the group - guitarist Chris Duarte (Chris Duarte) is considered one of the brightest representatives of contemporary blues-rock. He was born in Texas, his ancestors on the father - the Spaniards, and through the mother - the Irish. In 16 years, Chris has played jazz in a small cafe in San Antonio, then began to earn some income, left school and moved to Austin, where he was popular blues based on a loud and sharp sound. Since the early 80's, Chris has worked with various groups, and the fall of 1991 came a trio of Chris Duarte Group.

Critics point out that for the game Duarte characterized by a combination of aggression and finesse of jazz rock. On a stage musician improvises and always tries to play every concert in a new way, or at least, to diversify the presentation other intonations. Repertoire of this guitar is very interesting: Duarte performs covers of songs of the legendary Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Coltrane. In this case, execution of certain songs, usually depends on the room and spontaneous decision frontman, for example, he may suddenly want to play "Wish You Were Here" Pink Floyd or some its old, forgotten by many gizmos. There is a huge plus - because many artists suffer from the fact that the forced night after night to play the same thing. Some even appear as a result of fatigue and a desire to leave this goddam show business. " Chris, in this sense - a lucky man. He can not execute any thing, if it will bother him, but, yielding to the impulse, is free to play what he pleases. Naturally, not every artist capable of such, but only one whose technique and professionalism allow such experiments on stage.

Technique of this musician is clearly on top. Chris Duarte had a chance to play on the same stage with such renowned guitarists, Ted Nugent, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. On his CD "Love Is Greater Than Me" speak as the best guitar album in 2000 reputable specialist music publications "Guitar Player" and "Guitar World".

Chris Duarte listens very different kinds of music: blues, jazz, classical, including works by Russian composers. When asked who the great musicians of the past era, he wished to speak at one stage, if it were possible, Chris replied that he gladly would play it with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. This guitarist, among other things, a great original, for example, changing the broken string on stage, he quotes ... Shakespeare. To the question "Why?" The musician replied that all of Shakespeare's sayings are very clear and bright rhythm, and he likes how they sound.

Leader of the Chris Duarte Group managed to create his own style, synthesizing elements of jazz, blues and rock 'n' roll. His concert in Moscow, waiting with impatience, and already there are rumors that there will be recorded next "underground" album. The fact that the fan club Duarte distributed butlegerskie concert recording, to which the actor is quite loyal.

Natalia Filippovich

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