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Pablo Ablanedo Octet(o): ReContraDoble

Read "ReContraDoble" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Executed and stylized within the heart of Tango, Pablo Ablanedo's octet features distinguished jazz trumpeter Phil Grenadier and other prominent Boston-based musicians. The Argentinean composer/pianist incisive arrangements, charted with layered horns and contrapuntal theme-building exercises are contoured by breezy choruses, buoyant jazz improv and the inherent festivities often resident within the Latin jazz element. Ablanedo's compositions contain a broad dynamic scope in concert with the percussionist's driving cadences and multi-hued shadings; rays of sunshine intersect these alluring works.Ablanedo's ...

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Pablo Ablanedo Octet: Alegr

Read "Alegr" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz

Quick and to the Point: Thriving emotive and intelligent musical richness.

In the photo included with Alegría, the Pablo Ablanedo Octet resembles a nerdy and decidedly square bunch. Their music, however, has no equal in the market, patterning highly urbane musical concepts and compositions, coupled with advanced ensemble work and superior performances from all musicians. The leader’s ethnic background is unmistakable, although one must leave any preconceptions about the possibilities afforded by such a coalescence of jazz, classical ...


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