Chano Dominguez: Piano Ibérico (2011)
After his recent collaborations with Wynton Marsalis and Paquito D'Rivera, Dominguez takes on the challenge of updating the music of some of his deepest and most intimate influences. But Dominguez not only takes their music and introduces it to a different, perhaps younger audience; he also stamps his broad music knowledge on them, creating a music chain that will be picked up by up-and-coming musicians.
Dominguez is backed by a small yet passionate lineup, which sets the flamenco mood and enriches the overall sound with vocals and different percussion. Flamenco, jazz, ballads, tangos, and bulerias all form part of a record that reaffirms Dominguez's restlessness. Once again, he shows his virtuoso technique and incredible sense of timing, merging classical compositions with flamenco and jazz improvisation.
Track Listing: Mantrería; El puerto Tangos a Mompou; Andaluza nº5; Danza del amor brujo; Cuando te veo pasar; Tanguillos Mompou; Canción del fuego fatuo; Danza de los ojos verdes; Canción triste.
Personnel: Chano Dominguez: piano; Blas Córdoba "El Kejío": vocals, clapping; Tomás Moreno "Tomasito": heel stamping, clapping; Israel Suárez "Piraña": percussion
Record Label: Blue Note Records