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Richard Pena: Hey, Don Rey!

Read "Hey, Don Rey!" reviewed by Jim Olin

Puerto Rico-based composer/guitarist Richard Peña may be well-versed in Latin jazz but he isn't afraid to venture beyond the genre. Peña has a passion for setting the bar higher. With every release, he explores something new. On Hey, Don Rey!, Peña investigates post-bop and fusion sounds. What is most impressive about Peña's playing style is that while it is intricate, he is not like those guitarists who are only technical for the sake of being technical. He “speaks ...