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Alex Zuker

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Name  Alex Zuker


Education  Berklee College of Music

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Alejandro "Alex" Zuker (born April 25, 1951, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a musician, bass player and composer.

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Early work and education

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alex Zuker has been a recording musician/composer/bassist since age 15 and became an icon a whole generation of Argentine musicians has followed. He started his musical studies in Buenos Aires' Santa Cecilia Conservatory at age 8. After touring and recording with important Argentine bands like Pedro y Pablo (Trova) and Mahatma (Polygram), he traveled to the United States where he attended composition courses at Berklee College of Music. He returned to Argentina in 1974 and formed tango fusion band ALAS together with Gustavo Moretto and Carlos Riganti. Mr. Zuker was ALAS' original bass guitar player and co-arranger. They toured extensively throughout South America. In 1980 he had a personal encounter with John Lennon, the details of which have been retold by the media through different sources like Universo Beat Radio, Pagina12, the renown USA FM radio franchise Breakfast With The Beatles and others.

Career and present work

Alex Zuker has also worked as a bassist and writer with prominent names like Edgar Winter, Steve Katz, Miguel Cantilo, Nito Mestre, Excalibur, Innocents, Beledo, Alias4, Cumbo, Los Iracundos and others. He has recorded fourteen albums, written children and film music and produced other artists.

Discography

  • Estoy En La Carcel. Los Shimmy Devines. Ion 1968
  • Conesa. Pedro y Pablo. Trova 1971
  • Descalzos En El Espacio. Mahatma. Polygram 1972
  • Aire/Mi Viejo Rincon. Alas. EMI 1974
  • Buenos Aires Solo Es Piedra. Alas. EMI 1975
  • The Game. Melange. Josandra 1980
  • Love Above All. Excalibur. Blue Sky 1983
  • Come On. Edgar Winter Group. Blue Sky 1986
  • Living In Argentina. Innocents. Evolution 1995
  • Innocents. Innocents. Evolution 1996
  • Baila Tango. Almango. Parker 2000
  • Pinta Tu Aldea. Alas. Indy 2002
  • Mimame Bandoneon. Alas. Sonoram 2003
  • Realidad Y Supersticion. Alias4. Park Slope 2005
  • References

    Alex Zuker Wikipedia


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