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Yoel Diaz Cuban Jazz Session

CD (Allegro 605112), Released 2012;
Editor's Pick:
Gorgeous, rich, and essential guajiras, danzas, danzones, habaneras and more from pianist Yoel Diaz. There are some interpretations of classics like Siboney, Mandinga (La Negra Tomasa) and Andalucia, but most of the songs are original compositions by Diaz. Listen to Guajira #2, Contradanza #3 "A Evelina" or Oleg's Danzon to get a sense of the scope and beauty of his piano work. Highly recommended.
Pianist, composer and arranger Yoel Diaz was born in Holguín, Cuba. After studying percussion in Camaguey at José White College, Diaz taught himself piano and composition, and in 1996, went on to become the musical director for the Alfredo Morales (Chiquitin, a legend of traditional Cuban music) orchestra. He has opened for several headliners such as Arturo Sandoval, Tito Puente, Eddy Palmieri, and Ray Barreto. 2003 was a year of new beginnings for Diaz, highlighted by his debut performance at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, and the release of his first album, Te llegó, which was praised by fans and critics alike. He has since released Encuentros, and his latest album, Origin Yoel Diaz and his Cuban Jazz Session have performed at several festivals across Canada, entertaining fans at every stop with Diaz’s imaginative musical style, embodied by his unique ability to fuse the rhythms of traditional Cuban music with the harmonious sound of contemporary jazz. (BP, 2012-09-11)
Song titles include:
Guajira #2 0:59
Danza Pa' Mamita 2:13
Mandinga (La Negra Tomasa) 3:49
Española 3:13
Melodia De Otoño 5:04
Contradanza #1 "Tu Camina'O" 3:09
Siboney 6:07
Fantasia Guajira 2:56
Contradanza #3 "A Evelina" 3:48
Dos Gardenias 4:41
Sonatina No. 1 "Lili" 4:08
Andalucia 3:51
Oleg's Danzon 4:30
Contradanza #2 "A Lo Colonial" 0:42
Son Para #3 2:43
Category: Salsa/Son => Son, Guaracha, Guajira => Cuba
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