Gil Gutiérrez brings the fullest meaning to the word, "virtuoso."
Whether it is jazz, or pure classical, he brings sensitivity and excitement to the music.

Doc Severinsen

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Gil y Cartas con Doc Severinsen at the Peralta

Warmest thanks to friends and everyone who attended the sold out concert at the Angela Peralta Theatre in San Miguel de Allende Gto. on August 18th. What an incredible night it was!

During this song you could hear a pin drop and it features Pedro Cartas on violin and Gil on guitar as they conjure the spirit of the dove in this haunting legend.

A Mexican Huapango written by Tomás Méndez "Cucurrucucu paloma" was introduced by Lola Beltrán in the film Cucurrucucu Paloma. This mesmerizing song recounts the legend of a dove who every morning comes to sing at a woman's empty little house with its wide open little doors. They swear that the dove is none other than the man's spirit, hoping still for the return of the woman he so passionately loves.

They say that every night
he was wholly overtaken by tears;
They say he never ate, but only drank.

They swear that even the heavens
trembled to hear his wail,
he suffered for her so,
that even in death, he never stopped calling for her.

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