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Live Review

Hilario Durán At Telus Centre

Read "Hilario Durán At Telus Centre" reviewed by Alain Londes

Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big BandTelus Centre for Performance and LearningToronto, Canada February 9, 2019A “dream concert" is how Hilario Durán characterized the show featuring his Latin Jazz Big Band and the great drummer Horacio “El Negro" Hernández. Cuban-born piano great Durán settled in Canada in the mid-nineties and has continuously broadened the horizons for many concerning the rich musical traditions permeating Cuba. This performance was a perfect example of an educational showcase ...


Album Review

Hilario Duran Trio: Motion

Read "Motion" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Hilario Duran continues to essay his skills as a pianist and composer of remarkable virtuosity on Motion. The compositions open a vista of stylistic opportunities, into which he delves with relish and focus, as he drives his creative forces to a new high. Duran's father, Hilario Duran Sr., was part of the “Movimiento del 'Feeling'" (The Feeling Movement) in Cuba, and regularly met with other musicians including Omara Portundo. The younger Duran, who began playing the piano by ...


Extended Analysis

Hilario Duran and his Latin Jazz Big Band: From the Heart

Read "Hilario Duran and his Latin Jazz Big Band: From the Heart" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Hilario Duran and his Latin Jazz Big Band From the Heart Alma Records 2008

Anyone who heard the explosive band put together by multi-instrumentalist Arturo Sandoval shortly after he broke away from the seemingly indivisible Irakere would probably remember the ubiquitous young gentleman at the piano. He was the one with the propulsive attack that featured a left hand like God in a Cuban descarga, abetted by the lightening fast right hand with darting ...


Album Review

Hilario Duran and His Latin Jazz Big Band: From The Heart

Read "From The Heart" reviewed by Edward Blanco

One of the premier exponents of Latin jazz, the Cuban-born, Toronto-based pianist extraordinaire Hilario Duran realizes a lifelong dream by making his first big band recording, which came, as the title implies, truly From The Heart. Joined by two other jazz greats from the island, celebrated saxophonist/clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera and drummer Horacio “El Negro Hernandez, Duran's twenty-piece Latin Jazz Big Band swings and bounces all around the leader's rhythmically rich compositions and arrangements.

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