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Juan García Esquivel

Juan García Esquivel (January 20, 1918 – January 3, 2002), often simply known as Esquivel!, was a Mexican band leader, pianist, and composer for television and films. He is recognized today as one of the foremost exponents of a sophisticated style of largely instrumental music that combines elements of lounge music and jazz with Latin flavors. Esquivel is sometimes called "The King of Space Age Pop" and "The Busby Berkeley of Cocktail Music", and is considered one of the foremost exponents of a style of late 1950s-early 1960s quirky instrumental pop that became known (in retrospect) as "Space Age Bachelor Pad Music".

Birth and Death Data: Born January 20th, 1918 (Tampico), Died January 3rd, 2002 (Jiutepec)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MBS-092461 10-in. before 11/24/1950 Llévame Chucho Martínez Gil ; Orquesta Juan García Esquivel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092462 10-in. before 11/24/1950 Si tú quisieras Rosita Fornés ; Chucho Martínez Gil ; Orquesta Juan García Esquivel Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Esquivel, Juan García," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107223.

Esquivel, Juan García. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107223.

"Esquivel, Juan García." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107223

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