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{C}<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Re-Unión - CD 1 Tango y Tricupa - (2003)

{C}<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Ayer y siempre (2 CDs) - (2020)



Members in the album

{C}<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Re-Unión - CD 1 Tango y Tricupa - (2003)

OSCAR IMHOFF - Guitar and vocals



DANIEL AGUERO - Guitar and vocals


JOSÉ ARÁOZ - Keyboards




Members in the album

{C}<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Ayer y siempre (2 CDs) - (2020)

CD 1 - En Estudio (2004)



ROBERTO GIAMBASTIANI - Rhythm guitar, vocals and chorus

OSCAR IMHOFF - Guitar, vocals and chorus




Guest musicians:


MELINA IMHOFF - Vocals and chorus



CD 2 - En Vivo (1972-74)


Tracks 1 to 11 - September 13, 1974 - Club Caja Popular de Ahorros de Tucumán.



OSCAR IMHOFF - Guitar and vocals

ATILIO (Papucho) DÍAZ - Bass

ROBERTO GIAMBASTIANI - Rhythm guitar and vocals


Tracks 12 to 19 July 1972 - Teatro del Circulo de la Prensa.



OSCAR IMHOFF - Guitar and vocals

ATILIO (Papucho) DÍAZ - Bss

JUAN ESCALANTE - Drums and vocals

ROBERTO GIAMBASTIANI - Rhythm guitar and vocals




In the '70s beginning start to flourish in the Garden of the Republic, a cultural and artistic movement known as Rock, all gracefully at the height of the bands Manal, Almendra and Vox Dei, begins a period that begins with bringing together the youth that expressed with a voice provided a local feel and formed a small artistic nucleus, which was once important in terms of its contribution to new culture, starting from these musical groups.

It was then that La Pequeña Banda De Tricupa (also known as Banda Tricupa or simply drought, Tricupa)., Pioneered within the Rock of his province, together with all the artistic movement and the participation of theaters and poets, created from the play “Picnic”, whose music included songs of Rock.

Integrated by former members of the Los Fantasmas group, Oscar Imhoff on guitar / vocals and Juan Escalante on drums / vocals that unite with musicians from the Los Sabuesos group, Atilio “Papucho” Díaz on bass and Luis Albornoz on guitar, adding to the composer , guitarist and singer Roberto Giambastiani.

Together starting to compose their own themes and their debut take place in 1971 in the Alberdi library, that night the public understood nothing that was going on, but that there was something completely elaborated in contrast to what was usually hacked, because it was done concerts in the Círculo de la Prensa theaters, in the Villa Luján club, and in schools like El Huerto, among others. Another imposing piece was the live musicalization of the work “Calígula”, performed with keyboardist Roddy Castro.

The big jump is when the government helps them economically to travel (next to Teorema) to the second edition of the BA Rock Festival, next to the most important bands of the moment and get a lot of critical reviews for their brilliant vocal work and its elaborate style of the Progressive Rock. They next to Vox Dei were the only groups that were fired by the 20,000 souls present. In this way, I announced that in the interior of the country there was also a small countercultural movement, but it was a passionate one.

Subsequently, in 1972 a time was established there living in the house from where I tried Soul and Life, waiting for the answer of all those music producers who offered their services to be able to grab it, but every time I went to nothing and came back to their hometown. in the year of this same year. They were installed again in Tucumán after the last concert on March, 28th in Teatro San Martín. The year '73 started, the 22nd of January, three of its members in the military service, all stopped having to resume in November 1973 as a trio, with this format of the presentations, which reincorporates “Papucho” and conforms to the carton . And Juan Escalante, the group continues as a drummer entering a very productive stage that called "El Cuartetazo", in a style very similar to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, making 5 presentations.

One of the period material that I recorded from this band was the performance of September 13th, 1974 in the Club Caja Popular de Ahorros de Tucumán, as support of Aquelarre.

In 1976, Trícupa met once more, summoned by the pianist and composer Rody Castro (former member of La Piedra), to form part of the work entitled “Leyenda en Octavo”, as he called on the psychologist and writer Ricardo Gandolfo to create the letters, which Sergio Tomatis and Eduardo Joaquín, promising students of Graphic Arts, took over as graphic designer, and a good friend Gabriel Fulgado was the general coordinator. Three months of elaboration, presented at Cine Teatro Plaza, (today Mercedes Sosa), the 19th of November of this year. The training did not include Roberto Giambastianni, who asked for political asylum in Lyon, France, in November 1975. The presentation featured the novelty of being the first time that a local rock band had its own son, Luis Misenta. The post was ambitious, but finally that would be his last concert.

Subsequently, after a concert with La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros, Escalante and Albornoz together with Esteban Cerioni, he started the Redd lessons, starting in 1977. Imhoff continued as vocalist for the Folk group Las Voces del Norte in Buenos Aires. Later on, I returned to the Rock with several jobs in Redd and Jalea, before his professionalization in the world of the opera as a tenor, in Buenos Aires and Germany. Papucho Díaz gonne to Buenos Aires as a sesionist bajista for artists like Alejandro Lerner and others, and later retiring from music, up to 80's. Giambastiani continues in France for another day, with several works related to Latin Music and Folklore.

In 2002, a great recital with historic Tucumán bands was programmed under the name “Re-Unión”. The proposal brings together Oscar Imhoff, Luis Albornoz, Carlos Capdevila (producer of the event), Daniel Aguero, Alejandro Russo, Luis Corvalán, Esteban Cerioni and Jose Aráoz. Grabbed and filmed live, it is released next to the CDs of the music of the groups Tango, Trícupa, Jalea and Redd.

In the year 2004, they came together to grab a professional studio and perform the shows: the first was on August 7 in Tucumán and next week (day 13), they performed at the IFT Theater in Buenos Aires, next to Redd and Tango, this was his last performance. At that time the training counted on Oscar Imhoff, Roberto Giambastiani, Carlos Capdevila, Luis Albornoz, Esteban Cerioni and Melina Imhoff, this was his last performance.

At the beginning of the year 2020, Viajero Inmóvil Records label proposed to edit a double album entitled “Ayer y siempre”, including the recordings made in the Studio Alarcón de la ciudad de San Miguel de Tucumán that date from the year 2004, produced by Carlos Capdevila. The second disc that contains live records of 11 songs that belong to the performance of the 13th of September 1974 in the Club Caja Popular de Ahorros de Tucumán, as support of Aquelarre. There are now 8 other themes that were captured in the concert below in the Teatro del Circulo de la Prensa in July 1972.




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