Cesar's Album: Worlds Of Change- Darque Records
No, not the inevitable one hit wonders responsible for that catchy bound-for-adverts tune 'Jerk It Out'. Cesar is one Argentinean guitar sensation, with the sole ambition of changing people's lives. He's not yet too big to employ the likes of American Idol finalist Mario Vazquez for three tracks worth of vocals on 'Worlds Of Change', despite being hailed by many as 'the next Santana'. So he got some serious impressing to do. But evidently, having performed as a tyke with Sinatra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and guitar hero Al Di Meola, he has impressed so far, and trying his hand at solo work was the next step. This album embodies strong Latin grooves with loads of overlapping genres, with an emotive subject of war and defence being the blood line in the songs; something that should be particularly relevant in this day and age.
by Lucie Walker
US Department of Defense Middle East and North-east Africa Tour and Performing at the Bob Hope USO- Reviewed by Modern Guitars Magazine
Cesar Set to Rock Iraq! Critically Acclaimed Virtuoso Guitarist Will Share Heartfelt Hit “Soldier of Glory” And Other Songs From Indie Hit Worlds of Change With U.S. Soldiers On “The Gratitude Tour” Guitarist Also To Host Benefit with Special Guests for Fisher House, Which Supports Wounded Soldiers and Their Families, at L.A.’s The Derby On June 2 . Last May, Cesar embarked in a tour to the Middle East and Northern Africa. Dubbed “The Gratitude Tour,” the two hour extravaganza is slated to include many unforgettable musical moments, dancers, and a touch of home for the soldiers so far away from their loved ones. The centerpiece of the Argentinean born musician’s show—and sure to become one of the great inspirational class on the field, thinking longingly of a loved one and hoping for a letter from home. A sampling of the lyrics--which are sung on Cesar’s Worlds of Change album (released by Darque Records) by renowned pop session and touring singer Steve Real, over Cesar’s inimitable guitar lines and colorful arrangement—speaks to the hearts of millions who sacrifice for their country: “I am courage, I have fears…A letter from home/Will Heal the Wounds I Feel…I am a Soldier of Glory and Hope!” The images of any newscast or epic film of war stir in the mind. Cesar wrote “Soldier of Glory” several years ago while working his night job at the McDonald’s in the Delta Terminal at LAX. Around the time of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, soldiers came into the restaurant on their ways in and out of town between stints overseas. “I got to meet all these soldiers and told them about my music and how I was just doing my best to make a living,” says Cesar. “This one soldier in particular, whose name was Jason, seemed kind of spacey, and he told me he had been injured in Kuwait and that the armed forces were sending him back home. We talked for a few minutes and he told me of his experiences there. The minute he left, I went into the bathroom with a pencil and paper and literally wrote the song in five minutes.” Last September, months before the February 2005 release of Worlds of Change, the song got the attention of the late Bob Hope’s widow Delores and daughter Linda, who invited Cesar to headline at the re-dedication ceremony of the Bob Hope Hollywood USO at Los Angeles International Airport—an event which featured celebrities from the golden age of Bob Hope’s USO tours and members of each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. The organization asked Cesar back to perform “Soldier of Glory” last December at a special holiday celebration for thousands of children and spouses of American servicemen and women at the Hollywood Park Racetrack. Immediately upon Cesar’s return from the month long tour, he is set to host “Guitarists Who Give A Damn”, a benefit concert for The Fisher House Foundation, a facility that supports wounded soldiers and their families, on Thursday June 2 at The Derby, 4500 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles. The event’s other scheduled performers and celebrity guest guitar greats will be announced shortly. Since 1990 Fisher Houses have been serving military families during times of medical crisis. These comfort homes are built by the Fisher House Foundation, Inc., and given as gifts to the military Services and the Veteran's Affairs. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines all benefit. The Fisher House Foundation was established by noted philanthropist and patriot Zachary Fisher and his wife, Elizabeth. Zachary passed away in June 1999, but his nephew Arnold Fisher, and his great-nephew, Ken Fisher, continue to build Fisher Houses and carry on Zachary's legacy of helping military men and women and their families. The Fisher House enables families to stay together, cook meals, do laundry, and relax in a "home away from home" atmosphere. For more information about Fisher Houses, please visit www.fisherhouse.org. http://www.modernguitars.com/archives/000642.html