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Jorge López Ruiz

Jorge López Ruiz - El Grito (Suite Para Orquesta De Jazz (Be With Records)


RELEASED: 7th May 2021
Black Vinyl LP

Format:  Black Vinyl LP
Cat No:  BEWITH078LP

PLEASE NOTE: Our copies were delivered with a small (1cm) rub split on the top edge of the sleeve and bumped corner to top spine - so are graded Near Mint and priced accordingly.

El Grito (Suite Para Orquesta De Jazz) is a showcase for Jorge López Ruiz’s skills as a composer and arranger as he leads a virtuoso orchestra of the likes of Mario Cosentino (alto sax), Baby López Furst (piano), Pichi Mazzei (drums), Gustavo Bergalli (trumpet), Oscar López Ruiz (guitar), Arturo Schneider (flute) and Jorge López Ruiz himself plays double bass on the fourth and fifth movements.

As the album’s sub-title explains, The album is a Jazz orchestra concept suite. Five movements, to be heard as a whole, that end where they begin.

When I wrote it there was no history of a cyclical work in jazz. But I didn't notice that, I needed to express something and I did it. At that time they told me I was crazy, that such a thing was very difficult to do. But hey, I like challenges”.

Yet this is not challenging jazz. There are certainly avant garde, free jazz flourishes, but the hard bop characteristics make this a very accessible album: easy to listen to without being easy listening. López Ruiz’s love of film brings a definite cinematic feel.

Working with audio from the original analogue tapes, the vinyl mastering chops of Simon Francis are on full show here in what he considers to be some of his best ever work for Be With. Pete Norman’s cutting skills have made sure nothing is lost. The tortured artwork has been restored here at Be With HQ as the finishing touch to helping this revered work find a rightful place in every protest art collection.


A1. El Grito (06:12)
A2. M.A.B. Amor (07:45)
B1. Hasta El Cielo, Sin Nubes, Con Todas Las Estrellas (03:54)
B2. Tendré El Mundo (04:10)
B3. De Nuevo El Grito (07:45)