[Dixielandjazz] In memoriam: Oscar Aleman

Hans Koert koerthchkz at zeelandnet.nl
Thu Oct 13 21:52:46 PDT 2005

Dear record collectors, Alemaniacs, admirers of the musical heritage of
Oscar Aleman.

Today, October 14th 2005, twenty five years ago, Oscar Aleman passed away in
a hospital in Buenos Aires. He died at the age of 71. He started his career
as a little boy singing and dancing in their family band 'The Moreira
sextet" around 1915, learned to play the cavaquinho at the age of twelve,
came to Europe twenty years old and became one of the best guitar players
from the 1930s. When the second world war started he left Europe and started
a new career in Argentina where he became a national star. In the last
decade preceding his decease he was honoured by a  selected group of
admirers who still loved him as a person, for his music and his performance.
Now twenty-five years later Oscar hasn't been forgotten. Nearly all his
records are reissued on CD and connoisseurs in guitar music praise his
music. This summer we talked about his Copenhagen recordings, maybe the best
he ever made, and shared the passion for his skill on the guitar and as a
person with Svend Asmussen, a colleague from Oscar of the 1930s. We love to
share this event with you with a preview of an article, that will be
published later in the IAJRC Journal. "Oscar Aleman in Copenhagen:
http://durium.opweb.nl/article1.htm .

Thank you: Hans Koert, Joergen Larsen, Theo van de Graaff and Luis

El Redescubrimiento de Oscar Alemán project

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