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I had the advantage in that my childhood was in the 1970s, which I believe the best stage in the music's rock history, and was the epoca of the 'super bands' or so-called 'progressive Rock' or 'symphonic Rock.' It was a time of a lot of creativity, and inspiration. The lyrics of the songs expressed concepts of life, histories and fantasies each 'disc' was a musical work. I believe that all this influenced in my taste and passion for music. That was a time that I listened to bands like Yes, Pink Floyd, EL&P, Genesis, Supertramp, Jethro Tull and others. The current of the Jazz-rock or Fusion also began to emerge from the hands of musicians like Chick Korea, Al Diemola, whom I liked very much like how he played. Of course, I was impacted very much by Pat Metheny and his style and the 'master' George Benson. There are many excellent and famous musicians that also pass though my mind and are a very important influence in my musical work. However, the idea of imitating them was alway outside of my aspirations. I want to achieve my own identity, as much in the music as in the style. When I was 12, I began to learn classic guitar; as during this epoca in Argentina, there were few places that taught electric guitar. But, after a little time, I acquired my first electric guitar and began to develop my passion for this instrument. I always liked to compose my own songs instead of memorizing the songs of the groups that I liked. I began several musical arrangements during my school years and I had as hobby of recording and mixing songs using the instruments that I had avaliable. When I was 17 years old, I produced two instrumental songs, “paper ship” and “spring”, that I sent to the radio stations. “Spring” was played on radio Excélsior in a program that introduces new musicians.

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Album Soundscapes by Hector Rodriguez


Jazz Fusion Producciones

Album The Northern Lights by Hector Rodriguez

The Northern Lights

Jazz Fusion Producciones

Topacio (Topaz)

Topacio (Topaz)

Hector Rodriguez


Pat Metheny Pat Metheny
Jim Hall Jim Hall
Earl Klugh Earl Klugh
guitar, acoustic

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