Naquele Tempo CD
Music of Brazilian Master - Pixinguinha
Note for note folio matching Roland Dyens' recording: "Naquele Tempo"
11 solo arrangements by Roland Dyens
1 Proezas de Solon
9 Naquele Tempo
11 Um a Zero
"Roland Dyens is a true artist. I will explain what I mean because in this time of self-proclaimed "artistes" where a smattering of talent is mixed with a huge dollop of hype the concept of an artist gets diluted, if not downright lost. What I mean is that Mr. Dyens is one of the finest guitarists active in any field of music, but beyond that he is one of the finest musicians we have today. Roland Dyens plays with an amazingly sensitive touch that you have to hear to understand. There is no doubt that he is one of the most expressive classical guitarists of the modern era, and he carries this deep expression into all of the styles that he has mastered.
It is important to note that Pixinguinha (real name Alfredo da Rocha Vianna, Jr.) played flute and saxophone, so for this CD Roland Dyens arranged each piece for guitar. I stress this point because they sound so natural under Mr. Dyens' fingers that you would likely think they were originally written for the guitar.