Here is a musical postcard from Guillermo in Barcelona. Unfortunately for the New York jazz scene the Argentinian pianist is one of the latest to have joined the ranks of top jazz musicians moving to Barcelona. But before that Klein studied at the famous Berklee College of Music, and in 1995, after settling in New York, he started up a big band that began playing at the Smalls club, a pillar of the jazz scene, where, thanks to musicians like him, the most contemporary jazz was cooking. Arranger and composer like no other, Klein brings together influences that range from Gil Evans to the melodies of Argentina itself.
Reviews"When I moved to New York in the mid '90s, a new generation of musicians was converging ou the city. New sounds and ideas flourished, most notably at Smalls, where bands had the opportunity to develop their music through weekly gigs. Of all the incredible experiences l had hearing music then, some of the most moving and profound were the nights when Guillermn Klein played with his group, Los Guachos. It was like nothing I had heard before. Ethereal yet accessible, Guillermo's music is rich in detail, combining rhythmic and contrapuntal intensity with flights of pure melodic joy. He writes music for big bands that is not big band music, drawing as freely from Stravinsky, Bach and pop music as he does from Latin American folkloric music and jazz." - Reid Anderson, Down Beat