Las Grandes Creaciones Del Musico Poeta Agustin Lara
by Agustín Lara
Released: Sep 2004
Label: RCA RECORDS LABEL
Pal of bohemians like Chavela Vargas, film composer, songwriter to the stars from many genres of Mexican music, and all-around romantic soul, Agustin Lara pressed his thumbprint on much of Mexican music -- and on the larger world of Latin music. Here, he sings his own compositions, which showcase his wide-ranging musical interests from cabaret to tango to pop to ranchera. His sweet, high baritone rings soft, sensitive and contemplative across songs that echo another time, like the plinking piano-and-percussion cocktail party of "La Cumbanacha" or the theatrically mournful "Lamento Jarocho."