An intimate and moving concert where Argentinian singer María Puga Lareo and Tony, Pulitzer, and Academy Award nominee Bob Telson sing his compositions for musical theatre and film. Bob Telson’s songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, George Benson, Joe Cocker, Celine Dion, Etta James, k.d. lang, Shawn Colvin, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa and George Michael.
The Argentinian press said about this show:
” Puga Lareo – Telson: an excellent duo. Hopefully their show will end up in an album” Ricardo Salton, El Cronista Comercial Newspaper
” … They both quickly found their contact points. María has delved into Telson’s repertoire to find music that the composer wrote in 1972… and brought them on stage to make them sound fresh . ” Mauro Apicella, La Nación Newspaper
” A piano, a singer and a handful of good songs … where talent and nostalgia converge … Maria Puga Lareo and Bob Telson know how to transform simplicity into art”. Fernando Rios, Argentjazz
” …This loud, brash R&B and gospel-based show is a refreshing change for the Argentina music scene. Throughout the night, Telson and Lareo seemed to be having as much fun as the audience. The magnetic energy… make it well worth a visit” Kari Paul , The Argentina Independent Newspaper
There Is An Angel – María Puga Lareo & Bob Telson
About María Puga Lareo
Argentinian singer, composer and producer. Head of the music label “My Keter Records”. She started singing professionally in 2000. After the release of her first CD “Body and Soul” in 2005 she started performing frequently in the USA. She sang at the “temple of Jazz” Saint Peter’s Church on Lexington Ave NYC.; the Manna House Theatre in Harlem; Women’s Studio Center in Queens, on TV at the “Bernice Brooks Show” on the BCAT TV Channel, with the Astoria Big Band at the 80th Anniversary of the Sunnyside Park Foundation in Queens, NY, among other venues.
After producing and releasing her first record with a band headed by legendary argentine sax player Enrique Varela, her international venues led her to perform with legendary Bob Cunningham, former bassist of Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, the Polish Andrzej Jagodzinski trio; the famous Lecaros Clan in Chile; with the Hot Club de Norvege in an appearance in Oslo; with the celebrated American composer, singer/songwriter, and pianist Bob Telson, best known for the movie “Bagdad Café” score and his Broadway musicals; and the all-star jazz musicians intervening in her second CD “Facetas” – which was recorded in the US and Buenos Aires with piano and arrangements by Carlos Franzetti, former Bill Evans Trio bass player, Eddie Gómez, producer Fernando Gelbard on flute and piano, Ed Uribe on drums, guitarist Quique Sinesi and pianist Frank Collett.
María edited through My Keter Records: Body and Soul and Body and Soul- The EP, Beijo Partido, In A Sentimental Mood and Facetas – with great response from the press in Argentina, an excellent review and comments of her CD in Japan, the same for the US and musicians like Arturo Sandoval, Lalo Schifrin, Jorge Calandrelli among others.
María is a BMI (Broadcast Music Inc) affiliate, a member of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences), the IWJ (International Women in Jazz) and the New York Foreign Press Agency.
She composed and sang the signature tune and incidental music for Fox Sports tv show “Limite 4×4”, broadcast to all the Americas (2002).
About Bob Telson
Bob Telson is an American composer, singer/songwriter, and pianist best known for his work in musical theater and film, for which he has received Tony, Pulitzer, and Academy Award nominations.
Among his best known works are the score for “Bagdad Café”, and the musical “The Gospel at Colonus”, starring Morgan Freeman.
His songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, George Benson, Joe Cocker, Celine Dion, Etta James, k.d. lang, Shawn Colvin, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa and George Michael.