Daughter of José Alfredo Jiménez prepares album with unreleased material by the composer – El Sol de México

Half a century after the death of the Guanajuato composer José Alfredo Jiménez, his daughter Paloma Jiménez Gálvez, who is also one of the greatest scholars of the composer’s work, has plans to release an unreleased album. She assures that she has in her possession a notebook with at least 80 songs, with which a new album could be published next year.

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“They are unpublished lyrics, I wouldn’t really call them songs because they lack music. I have received some proposals to record them; probably in January I will be able to talk about new material that a singer who is having a lot of success and who is also a composer wants to make,” he said. the doctor in Hispanic Letters, in an interview with El Sol de México.

After colorful tributes to who will continue to be the king, both in Mexico City, Guanajuato, and other states of the country, Paloma Jiménez assured that the celebrations and commemorations will continue next year with some activities in the interior of the Republic, among them the presentation of the arrangements for orchestra that were made for the Fine Arts tribute to the singer-songwriter.

Recently, Paloma Jiménez presented, together with journalist José Luis Martínez, her book It’s useless to stop loving you. 50 years without José Alfredo (Madre Editorial, 2023), within the framework of the 37th edition of the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

It is a series of essays and chronicles, in which the student of her father’s work explains the reasons why he wrote songs such as The White Horse or Camino de Guanajuato; as well as the intricate paths and extraordinary coincidences that made this man, who never knew how to read music professionally, one of the greatest representatives of Mexican popular music.

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“For me it has been very enriching to have José Alfredo as an object of study, because I have been able to learn other things that at the time did not interest me so much, because when he left I was 19 years old. Things that I could only have understood by having him in front of me to ask him,” said the author.

2023-12-07 08:00:00
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