Chano Dominguez: La Tarara


La Tarara


Chano Dominguez (piano)


Con Alma (Karonte 7787)

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Chano Dominguez (piano), George Mraz (bass), Jeff Ballard (drums).



Recorded: New York, August 28, 2003


Rating: 93/100 (learn more)

This album, originally recorded on Venus Records, features Dominguez with the all-star rhythm section of George Mraz and Jeff Ballard whose rhythmic sensibilities are in harmony with this Spanish pianist, known for his explorations of jazz flamenco. "La Tarara" is a refashioned, traditional Andalusian children's song. Propelled by a bass ostinato, Dominguez explores the harmonic and rhythmic potential of this "simple little tune." While the album focuses mainly on a straight-ahead aesthetic, the juxtaposition and interpolation of this feel with seamless transitions in and out of a Latin jazz sensibility makes this a particularly rich sonic experience. The listener can tell that Dominguez is enjoying himself on this exuberant track.

Reviewer: Mark Lomanno

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