Jane Bunnett & Hilario Duran – Cuban Rhapsody

Two of the best modern Latin musicians living in Canada have joined forces for this album filled with 10 strong tracks of classic Cuban music.  Both are well respected composers, band leaders and musicians in their own rights, so they brought plenty to the table for this recording.  Working as a duo totally works for them.  On Cuban Rhapsody they have brought forth classics from Cuban music and put their own twists on them.  Hilario plays the piano while Jane alternates between saxophone and flute.  While some of the songs are over a century old the two are confident enough in their skills to rearrange and play with some of the melodies and arrangements.  All this is done with supreme respect for the source material.  There is also one original, “New Danzon”, which is an uptempo number written by Hilario.

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