The perfect fusion of Latin, contemporary and straight ahead jazz, Antonio Cuadros de Bejar has found the perfect hybrid!
Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
A formidable 4tet surrounds Antonio Cuadros De Bejar as he delivers the cultural by product of his own experience with Color Americano. Latin flair with the contemporary colors and straight ahead swing. Antonio's instrumental style is that harmonic sweet spot somewhere between George Benson and Pat Martino. Smoldering Latin rhythms move effortless below the surface as an A list selection of guests including vocalist Barbara Burkle enhance the texture of a truly unique release. Antonio's cultural heritage if from the Andes' Altiplano or high plain of Bolivia which is a rarity for most western aficionados. This seldom heard yet incredibly significant portion of Latin music is transformed thanks to the forward thinking vision of Antonio with an end result that is fresh, vibrant and loaded with endless crossover possibilities.
Antonio Cuadros De Bejar found his artistic road less traveled take him to Europe, Color Americano may just bring him to the American audience!
Part of the new breed of Latin players embracing a global audience.
Tracks: Dahab; Un Vals Por Tu Ausencia; Hablando De Ti, Hablando De Mi; Callados; Esperandote; Amanecer Contigo; Maya; Faros Huellas En La Arena Y Jazmines; Y Noviembre Caera.
Personnel: Antonio Cuadros De Bejar: Guitar, Charango, Vocals; Hector Martignon: Piano, Accordion; Markus Braun: Double Bass; Daniel Messina: Drums, Bombo.
Guests: Joe Gallardo: Trombone; Arno Haas: Saxophone; Lothar Schmitz: Guitar; Barbara Burkle: Vocals; Rolando Daza: Queen, Zampona, Flute; Christos Rafalides: Vibraphone; John Walsh: Trumpet; Mauricio Herrera: Percussion.