martes, 26 de mayo de 2009


Pasquet, Luis b. 1917
Luis Pasquet, one of the most widely known conductors of Uruguay, immigrated to Finland in the beginning of the 70's. He initially worked for the Finnish National balet for two years, but after that moved to Lahti.
Luis Pasquet started his musical studies with the piano at the music conservatory of Salto, Uruguay, from where he moved on to study composing and conducting to the Kolisher conservatory in Montevideo. His musical interests where from an early stage directed towards impressionism, ekspressionism and jazz. Hence, his music has delicate shades of all these branches of music.
When working as a conductor for tv and radio of Montevideo, Luis Pasquet conducted various musical styles together with top guest soloists like Josephine Baker and Maurice Chevalier.
One of his definitive strengths in the branch of Jazz is his wide control of different styles of jazz: new orleans, chicago, dixieland, New York high-brow, swing, bebop and cool. This wide palette he has had for display for example in the Davenport Five-quintet he has founded.
Davenport Five performed together with jazz-greats like Louis Armstrongin and Ella Fitzgerald.
Among his musical works are "Series for a brass quintet", "Three pieces for a wind quintet", "French Waltz", "Uruquayan Negro Dance" "Candombe" ja "Five works for piano, alto saxophone and tuba" ( "Jazz in a walz", "Bossanova", "Bopology", "Tropical air" and "Charleston") and "Three red tangos" ("Dark red"-, "Ancient red"- and "Scarlet tango").


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