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Album Review

Emilio Solla Y Afines: Sentido

Read "Sentido" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Emilio Solla's music marries Argentinian tango and folklore sensibilities with American jazz and the sounds of Spain and, in the case of “Llegara, Llegara, Llegara," the stunningly beautiful fifteen minute opener on Sentido , the rhythms of Uruguay.No music comes to us in a vacuum, of course, and of note here are the CDs that the sounds of Solla's latest bring to mind: Maria Schneider's recent near masterpiece, Concert in the Garden , and Wayne Shorter's much top ...

Album Review

Emilio Solla y Afines: Sentido

Read "Sentido" reviewed by Joshua Weiner

Every once in a while appears music of such accomplishment and beauty that it completely transcends boundaries of style or culture to become (if it is not an oxymoron) an instant classic. Sentido, the gorgeous new record by Argentinean pianist Emilio Solla and his group Afines, contains such music. Forget, for the moment, that is part of Fresh Sound's “World Jazz" imprint, and that it incorporates many aspects of South American folk music; “world" or no, this is simply one ...

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