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Arturo Stable: Cuban Crosshatching

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Seemingly under no duress to prove himself, exceptional percussionist Arturo Stable exudes confidence in any number of situations, whether playing with the great Paquito D'Rivera, adding rhythmic Cuban flavors to the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra or leading his own band in its memorable 2007 debut, Notes On Canvas (Origen Records). A conceptualist who incorporates ethnic music with other influences, his sound represents more than typical Latin percussion. Stable's thoughtful perspective illuminates Cuban Crossinghatching, which he states “is the result of a ...


Take Five With Arturo Stable

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Meet Arturo Stable:The winds of change are blowing through the Latin jazz world. Increasingly, they are as fresh as they are strong, signaling the emergence of new stylistic directions for the venerable genre and the arrival of the idiom's next generation of innovators and leaders. In the vanguard of the movement's most talented young exponents is Arturo Stable, an energetic, resourceful and innovative free spirit whose broad range of talents defies easy categorization.Stable has gained invaluable ...


Elio Villafranca and Arturo Stable: Dos Y Mas

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Pianist Elio Villafranca and percussionist Arturo Stable have the world at their fingertips. They originally hail from Cuba, where they received classical training and soaked in the sounds of the people before coming Stateside. But they don't limit their vision to their mutual point of origin. Spain, the Middle East and Africa, along with the sounds of their homeland, come into view on Dos Y Mas as these two meld their minds and marry their musical intentions to create a ...


Arturo Stable: Notes on Canvas

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Like so many of his Cubano compatriots, several of whom join him on this, his second date as a leader, percussionist/composer Arturo Stable is expanding the range of what is commonly called Latin jazz--and indeed scope of jazz itself--with original compositions that are drawn from myriad musical influences and, in the case of Notes on Canvas, from the art world as well. Each of the nine tracks on the date is named for and inspired by a famous painting and ...


Arturo Stable: Notes On Canvas

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The arts of jazz and painting are both siblings of self expression. Whether the artist skillfully paints a fresco or articulates ideas in music, the result is one of creative insight. Such is the case for Notes On Canvas by master percussionist/composer Arturo Stable, who gives music interpretations to some of his favorite paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, and others. From Cuba to the Bronx, Stable draws inspiration from his father, Arturo Sr., ...