Monday, August 1, 2011
Jane Bunnett and Hilario Duran's "Cuban Rhapsody": Music to Your (or Anybody's) Ears
It is music with all the drive of the classic dance forms, but it uses the duet situation to suggest the essence of classic Cuban sounds while heightening the jazz inflections and improvisatory nuances of the players with their natural stylistic personalities. Think of the Chic Corea-Gary Burton duets for their spirit--now imagine that same sort of spirit, only very different players doing very different music.
It is Latin jazz in a kind of chamber setting. And what a setting. Superb performances of wonderful music!!