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Juan Carlos Cáceres (4 September 1936 – 5 April 2015) was an Argentine musician. Born in the 1930s in Buenos Aires, Juan Carlos Cáceres became intimately involved with the existentialist movement that thrived in the city during the years of his youth. Cáceres was an accomplished jazz trombonist by his mid-twenties, and though he studied fine arts at the university rather than music, he quickly became a fixture in the Buenos Aires jazz community
A native of Buenos Aires, Caceres has resided in Paris since 1968. Although his first three albums - Malon in 1972, Gotan in 1979, and Tangofon in 1992 - were instrumental, he unveiled his singing talents with his album Solo in 1993. Caceres has continued to balance solo work and collaborations with other musicians. Shortly after releasing a solo album, Intimo, in 1996, he recorded a live album, Live, with a trio that featured two percussionists
Background information. Cáceres was an accomplished jazz trombonist by his mid-twenties, and though he studied fine arts at the university rather than music, he quickly became a fixture in the Buenos Aires jazz community. He became a mainstay at the Cueva de Passarato jazz club, which was not only an important musical venue, but a gathering place for revolutionary and existential thinkers. He also founded the more traditional "golden age" tango group París Gotán Trío, along with Sedef Ercetin on cello and Sasha Rozhdestvensky on violin. He also started a project in the increasingly popular electronic tango genre, Maquinal Tango.
Gotan Project are deeply saddened to hear that Juan Carlos Cáceres, great Argentian artist, singer, pianist, trombonist, author, composer and painter has died. We want to pay tribute to the immense importance of his work, not only personally on our own work, but also in so far as Juan Carlos Cáceres work recognised the influence of the African diaspora in Argentina through his inclusion of African rythms in Tango and his work is foundational to the history and popularity of Tango around the world