Pedro Aznar

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Pedro Aznar
Pedro Aznar.jpg
Aznar in a performance in Santiago, Chile
Background information
Born (1959-07-23) 23 July 1959 (age 55)
Argentina
Genres Rock, Progressive rock, jazz, folk music
Occupations Musician, songwriter, poet, film scorer
Instruments Voice, Acoustic guitar, bass, Percussion, Saxophone, Steel drums, Vibraphone, Marimba, Melodica
Labels Columbia
Associated acts The Pat Metheny Group, Serú Girán, Luis Alberto Spinetta
Website Artist's website
Notable instruments
Fender Jazz Bass copy
Fanta Beaudoux "Pedro Aznar" Custom Bass

Pedro Aznar (born 23 July 1959) is an Argentine musician, with a lifetime of experience in jazz, Argentine folk music, and rock and has had a successful career as a solo artist.[1] He is very well known for giving rock songs a jazz-oriented style, by playing the fretless bass, with a big influence from Jaco Pastorius.[2] He is a multi-instrumentalist and the author of several books of poetry published in Argentina.

He is also an important figure in Argentine rock, where in the mid-1970s, he had various appearances with groups like ALAS and Pastoral. He became one of four members of Serú Girán in 1978, one of the most musically influential bands that dominated Argentina's rock circuit for the next four years. In 1982 he accepted an invitation from Pat Metheny to join The Pat Metheny Group as a vocalist, with whom he recorded three Grammy Award-winning albums.[3]

Later he began his solo career, while also working scoring music to film soundtracks. His 1991 album Tango 4 with Charly García as a duo went platinum and was named best rock album of the year in Argentina by the Argentine Association of Entertainment Critics.[4]

Selected discography[edit]

Disc Band Year Class
Pinta tu aldea Alas 1977 (edited in 1983) Studio
Billy Bond and the Jets Billy Bond and the Jets 1978 Studio
Serú Girán Serú Girán 1978 Studio
La grasa de las capitales Serú Girán 1979 Studio
Bicicleta Serú Girán 1980 Studio
Peperina Serú Girán 1981 Studio
Yo no quiero volverme tan loco Serú Girán 1981 Live (Double disc, edited in 2000)
No llores por mí, Argentina Serú Girán 1982 Live
Pedro Aznar Pedro Aznar 1982 Studio
First Circle Pat Metheny Group 1984 Studio
Contemplación Pedro Aznar 1985 Studio
Tango Charly García / Pedro Aznar 1986 Studio
Fotos de Tokio Pedro Aznar 1986 Studio
Hombre mirando al sudeste Pedro Aznar 1987 Soundtrack
Letter from Home Pat Metheny Group 1989 Studio
Últimas imágenes del naufragio Pedro Aznar 1990 Soundtrack
Radio Pinti Charly García / Pedro Aznar / Enrique Pinti 1991 Studio
Tango 4 Charly García / Pedro Aznar 1991 Studio
Serú '92 Serú Girán 1992 Studio
The Road to You Pat Metheny Group 1993 Live (Recorded on European tour in 1991)
En vivo Serú Girán 1993 Live (Double Disc, Recorded on River Stadium in 1992)
El camino de los sueños Pedro Aznar 1993 Soundtrack
David y Goliath Pedro Aznar 1995 Studio
No te mueras sin decirme adónde vas Pedro Aznar 1995 Soundtrack
El mundo contra mí Pedro Aznar 1996 Soundtrack
Buenos Aires, 2067 Pedro Aznar 1997 Soundtrack
Cómplices Pedro Aznar 1998 Soundtrack
Cuerpo y alma Pedro Aznar 1998 Studio
Caja de música Pedro Aznar 2000 Studio, poetry of Jorge Luis Borges.
Huellas en la luz Pedro Aznar 2001 Studio, movie soundtracks
Parte de volar Pedro Aznar 2002 Studio
En vivo Pedro Aznar 2002 Live
Mudras. Canciones de a dos Pedro Aznar 2003 Studio
Indocumentados Pedro Aznar 2004 Soundtrack
Un buda Pedro Aznar 2005 Soundtrack
Aznar canta Brasil Pedro Aznar 2005 Live
A Roar Of Southern Clouds Pedro Aznar 2006 Studio (compilation)
Aznar - Lebón Pedro Aznar - David Lebón 2007 Live (Double disc)
El Amor En Los Tiempos Del Cólera Pedro Aznar 2007 Soundtrack
Quebrado Pedro Aznar 2008 Studio (Double disc)
Quebrado vivo Pedro Aznar 2009 Live (Double Disc)
A solas con el mundo Pedro Aznar 2010 Live
Ahora Pedro Aznar 2012 Studio
Puentes Amarillos - Aznar celebra la música de Spinetta Pedro Aznar 2012 Live
Mil noches y un instante Pedro Aznar 2013 Live

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