Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Los Tres Reyes en Concierto|
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
Los Tres Reyes in concert celebrate ?boleros? the music of love.Originally founded by brothers Puente, Gilberto y Raul and later the addition of the great Hermando Avilez of the incomparable, Trio Los Panchos. Los Tres R... more »
Lando | Happy Land, IL | 01/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been waiting 31 years to watch Gilberto Puente play the solo's featured on these songs that I've listened to all of my life.
My dad told me that he had the honor of helping one of them carry a guitar into the venue they were playing at one night in Guatemala. Ever since then I always wished I could see them in full motion as he once did, instead of being limited to audio & the images on the record sleeves.
I've always imagined Gilberto fingering the frets, always wondered what picking style he used. Always wondered if it was studio tricks, if they sped up the tape.
I've had a never ending amount of time to wonder.
It is incredibly fulfilling to finally witness the technical marvel that his playing really is. He has such a clean playing style, is blazingly fast & does it with absolute ease. I started tearing up just watching this.
I am so thankful that this has finally been documented. It is such an important part of musical history that I feel is getting lost between the cracks of the spanish music of today, which sounds more like circus music, than the intricately textured, longingly beautiful lullabies of Los Tres Reyes.
Although I was born around 18 years after they released their first record, for what it's worth, I feel it is a wonderfully fulfilling representation of who I remember them to be.
One thing I was expecting was that the songs would be variations of what they once were & not live replica's of what was recorded so many years ago. Thankfully, the songs have been kept true to form, with a sprinkle of tasteful improvisation here and there.
I urge you to buy this. Not only because it would make a wonderful addition to your DVD collection, but because music like this needs to continue to be passed on so it can live on forever.
Finally i see gilberto play
Rodolfo Cruz | Los Angeles, CA USA | 02/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i wish this would have been a 1950's concert but this is still great.
the singer they have is almost an aviles imitator.
the concert is only about an hour or more. they played a good selection of songs but i wanted to hear enganada.
gilberto plays his guitar great still but his hands do shake a bit.
his soloing in odiame could be cleaner but was ok.
if your a fan, you need this in your collection."