Frank Kvinge guitar
Johnny Frigo violin
Howard Levy harmonica
Larry Kohut ac. & el. bass
Alejo Poveda shakers,ocean drum, goat Nails, cocoons, jokes, ambient percussion
Luiz Everling hand drum, hi-hat
Geraldo de Oliveira pandeiro, tambourine, surdo, percussion
Paul Wertico bamboliguero, cymbal, stick
CD: LOS 115-2
Recorded 2001 at Hinge Studio and Cathedral Inc Studio, Chicago and 10 Studio, Highland Park, IL
Mixed 2002 and mastered 2012 by Jan Erik Kongshaug at Rainbow Studio, Oslo
Produced by Frank Kvinge
Front cover is a detail of a painting by Anne Kristin Øierud
Frank Kvinge moved back home to Norway in 2002. However, he made sure he fi rst fi nished recording “Gaucho Batuta” with some of the musicians that he had played with during his years in Chicago. Frank moved to Chicago in 1989 on completion of his music education in LA. He was met with open arms amongst the city’s musicians and he was privileged to play with some of the legends that we have heard playing with Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and others.
When he moved back home to Norway in 2002, Frank immediately asked Jan Erik Kongshaug at Rainbow Studio to mix the album. Jan Erik was so enthusiastic for the project that he wanted to perform it live. Jan Erik picked up his bass, they found a drummer and they played a lot of club dates in and around Oslo. This music had never offi cially been released, but on hearing it I really wanted to release it on Losen Records. When I asked Jan Erik to master the album he was happy and with the same enthusiasm as 10 years ago he is now encouraging Frank to get back into playing club dates.
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