This beautiful waltz-tango is written by Astor Piazzolla (music) and Horacio Ferrer (lyrics). Together with “Balada Para Un Loco”, this one is the most famous they composed together.
“Chiquilin de Bachin” (“The little boy at Bachin”) is the history about a little boy bagging on the cafè Bachin in Buenos Aires. On one of the tables are Piazzolla and Ferrer enjoying their meal together with good friends.
The meeting with this little boy became the inspiration for this song. The themes of the lyrics are poverty, mourning, yearning and shame. The boy’s shame for his own situation and own mother, and our shame because we do not do more for these children.
Reid Gilje had his conductor education at the Grieg Academy of Music.
As a former freelance trumpet player in the pop/rock/jazz genres, Reid has performed on television, in theatres and other show productions in Norway.
With Bergen Big Band he has worked with musicians like Andy Sheppard, Ernie Watts, Joe Henderson, Martial Solal, Diana Krall, Palle Mikkelborg, Terje Rypdal and others.
As a conductor he has worked with all the professional Army Bands of Norway, and all the best brass bands.
He has been resident conductor in Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag since 2000, and guest conductor for the National Youth Brassbands of Switzerland in 2011, and Wales in 2014.
He is also a very busy arranger of music, and have done a lot of arrangements for Wind Bands, Brass bands, Symphony Orchestras, Big Bands and ensembles.
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