September 17, 2012

"Intercity" - Leonardo Amuedo with TABS, transcription

This piece is called 'Intercity' and it's written by Leonardo Amuedo. Like all of Leo's work it's of a very high level of musicianship. Technically demanding, rhythmically perfect and melodic with lots of emotion.  I transcribed it and asked Leonardo if he had the time to maybe take a look at it, just to be sure there are no mistakes. Very kind of him to do it since he is in the middle of recording with none other than the great Ivan Lins! So here it is the officially approved version. Hope you like it. Nice fast piece with sweeps, a melodic B section and back to the rhythmic part of the A section again.

Leonardo Amuedo

Leonardo Amuedo was born in Montevideo (Uruguay). He learned his first guitar chords when he was 4 years old with his brother and by the age of 17, he was already playing with several top musicians in Uruguay like, Osvaldo and Hugo Fattoruso (OPA group), Mariana Ingold, Urbano Moraes Fernando Cabrera, and Mateo. In 1984, Leonardo received “The Best Guitarist of the Year” award in Uruguay.
He moved to The Netherlands in 1990 where he started playing and recording with: Laura Fygi, Jose Koning, Batida, Metropole Orchestra, Fernando Lameirinhas, Joia, Hein van de Geyn, Bacan, Ivan Lins, Dori Caymmi, Dulce Pontes, Hermeto Pascoal, Sticks & Strings, Jimmy Haslip, Michiel Borstlap, Paul van Vliet, Rosenberg Trio, Annouk, and Trijntje Oosterhuis.
In 2002 Leonardo moved to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and since then, he has recorded and/or shared the stage with world-renowned artists and musicians like: João Bosco, Caetano Veloso, Gilson Peranzzetta, Mauro Senise, Armando Marçal (Pat Metheny group), Wagner Tiso, Alejandro Sanz, Jane Monheit, Simone, Marcio Montarroyos, Leny Andrade, Hermeto Pascoal, Oscar Castro, Neves, Andre Mehmari, Herbie Hancock, Billy Hart, Maria Schneider, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dianne Reeves,Chris Botti, Vince Mendoza, Marcus Miller, Ivan Lins, Maria Gadu, and Alex Acuña (Weather Report).
From 2002 until 2010 Leonardo joined Ivan Lins' band and was awarded two Latin Grammy awards for his work on the 2005 Album of the Year Cantando Historias (Ivan Lins) and the 2009 Best Brazilian Pop Album Ivan Lins and Metropole Orchestra (Ivan Lins). Leonardo is currently touring with trumpet player Chris Botti. 

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Have a nice day, JB

1 comment:

  1. Hi JB, very nice trancription, thank you. I have a problem viewing part 2. Part 1 is okay (200K), but part 2 is much smaller (20K) so when I try to enlarge the image it gets all blurry. Could you maybe place a larger image of part 2 ? Would be very nice! You may also send it straight to my e-mail
    Iḿ looking forward to your response. Kind regards, Tom van Keulen from the Netherlands.