Federico Britos: Candombe & Jazz (2002)
Britos is a deeply passionate player, constantly churning up excitement during the quietude of a ballad or in the frenzy of a swinging tune. His tone is deep and warm, the nuances captured with delicate precision. His classically intent solo outing “Canción De Cuña” is a stunning piece of sustained lyricism. In the mainstream of jazz comes “Palermo,” with a nod to Ellington that makes swing come alive.
Britos finds a kindred spirit in Simon Saltz, whose guitar shapes melody with an understated grace. Saltz’s delicate air is the prime force on “Una Lagrima,” an achingly beautiful ballad. The art of the ballad is also spelt compellingly on “Cuareim”, where the piano of Novas entwines with the violin in gentle conversation.
The music on Candombe & Jazz, delicate and joyous by turn, makes listening a resounding pleasure!
Track Listing: Ansina; Malungo; Luna Dorada; Cuareim; Montevideo-Miami; Una Lagrima Cae En El Rio; Musica Para Un Cuadro; Palermo; Cancion De Cuna; Punta Del Diablo; Isla De Flores; Mercado Del Puerto; La Ciudad De Los Tamboriles; Candombe Dombe
Personnel: Federico Britos
Record Label: Metrix Music