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Jonathan Wentworth Associates



  Jason Vieaux & Julien Labro


    "Crossing genres and audiences is what these two do and do superbly.... underscored why being at a live concert can mean so much more than listening to a CD."
    Boston Musical Intelligencer

    Latest CD Release: INFUSION
     

    Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux and internationally acclaimed composer, bandoneónist, and accordionist Julien Labro released their second duo album, Infusion, in 2016 on Azica Records. Infusion includes Julien Labro’s arrangements of Leo Brouwer’s Tres Danzas Concertantes and Piazzolla’s Escualo, his arrangement of Radamés Gnattali’s Suite Retratos with bassist Peter Dominguez and percussionist Jamey Haddad, Pat Metheny’s Antonia, and Vieaux’s arrangement of iconic 1980s British rock band Tears for Fears’ Everybody Wants to Rule the World.

    ClevelandClassical calls Jason and Julien "the dynamic duo".  Full review here.
    Listen to the track premiere of Pat Metheny’s Antonia 
    here.

    Jason Vieaux and Julien Labro have joined forces to create an exciting new concert experience. From the dance halls of Buenos Aires to the heat of Cuba, Vieaux and Labro take the listener on a Latin-inspired journey through the works of Piazzolla, Gnattali, Brouwer, and others. Bookings are also available with A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra, as heard on Jason and Julien's all-Piazzolla CD release (their first together) with A Far Cry on Azica Records.


    Sample Jason & Julien Program:
    Astor Piazzolla, Histoire du Tango
    Tears For Fears, Everybody Wants To Rule The World
    Pat Metheny, Antonia
    Radamés Gnatalli, Suite Retratos
    Leo Brouwer, Tres Danzas Concertantes

    More:

    Boston Musical Intelligencer

    WGBH Drive-Time-Live

    ClevelandClassical.com






    "Crossing genres and audiences is what these two do and do superbly.... underscored why being at a live concert can mean so much more than listening to a CD."
    Boston Musical Intelligencer

    "If you haven't yet turned on to this great, new guitarist, I have to wonder what you're waiting for. Teaming with Labro for this second tango duo set, no one playing currently can recreate Argentine harbor drams better than these two. A wild, wily set that blows your ears open, this is high priority listening anytime you want to feel like a grown up. Utter dazzlement without relying on pyrotechnics, this duo has it all on the ball. Killer stuff." [CD Review: Infusion]
    Midwest Record

    "The duo give a sublime performance of Pat Metheny’s Antonia featuring heartfelt, extended solos by Labro on the accordina."
    ClevelandClassical.com

    "...this disc is a boatload of fun, not to mention that the playing is spectacular from all involved." "The result is quite irresistible." [CD Review: Infusion]
    Soundboard

    "Infusion is distinguished by the virtuosic playing of guitarist Jason Vieaux and bandoneónist and accordionist Julien Labro, but it's the imaginative choice of material that makes their second duo album something truly special." Full Review
    Textura

    "Vieaux’s and Labro’s high-energy playing perfectly captures the Tango Nuevo flavor of the Argentine masters."
    ClevelandClassical.com

    "In the hands of two accomplished musicians who are well-versed in both classical and jazz, Vieaux and Labro's performance captured the essence of Tango Nuevo."
    ClevelandClassical.com

    About Julien:
    "Brilliant accordionist"
    Chicago Tribune

    "While all the cats can play, Labro stands out."
    Jazz & Blues Report

    About Jason:
    "...one of America's premier guitarists"
    Fort-Worth Star-Telegram

    "stately, sharply articulated and subtly driven"
    New York Times

    "[a] spirited and expressive guitarist"
    The New Yorker




     Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears for Fears)

     Piazzolla - L'Histoire du Tango (mvmts 3 and 4)

      WGBH with Julien Labro

     WRTI Jason Vieaux on Crossover

     WGBH with Julien Labro