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Victor Prieto

Victor Prieto is a native of Galicia, Spain born in the town of Orense in 1975. At the age of nine Victor was encouraged by his mother to study the accordion-an instrument deeply ingrained in Galician folklore. While studying classical accordion at the Orense Conservatory Victor understood the immense musical potential of his instrument and branched out from the classical education by concurrently taking harmony, arrangement and improvisation classes at Estudio Escola de Musica (Santiago de Compostela, Spain). In 1998 Victor received a scholarship from Berklee College of Music where he majored in performance under the direction of Joanne Brackeen

Album

The Three Voices

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Chatting With Chris; Michelangelo 70; Games; Games 2; Papa Pin; Recuerdos; Rosa; Six Note Samba; Muineira for Cristina; The Three Voices; The Vibration; Two Door.

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Article: Album Review

Victor Prieto: The Three Voices

Read "The Three Voices" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


On the cover of his CD The Three Voices, Victor Prieto looks as if he's going to do something crazy with his accordions. He is a giant behind the big city skyline, towering over tall buildings. It's sort of like a “Godzilla of the squeeze boxes" scene. But the accordionist doesn't look like he's bent on ...

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Cristina Morrison: Baronesa

Read "Baronesa" reviewed by Edward Blanco


After visiting the Galapagos Island to film a docudrama based on the life of Baroness Eloise Von Wagner de Bosquet, Ecuadorian-American mezzo soprano vocalist Cristina Morrison loved the place so much she moved to Ecuador and spent ten years there. Falling in love with the story of the Baroness, her second album Baronesa, presents the songstress ...

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Emilio Solla Y La Inestable De Brooklyn: Second Half

Read "Second Half" reviewed by Edward Blanco


What do you get when you blend a bit of Tango, Jazz, Latin and some chamber music? The answer? Pianist Emilio Solla y La Inestable de Brooklyn nine-piece orchestra delivering their Second Half album of World fusion music that is quite enticing. The album is the culmination of several years performing this particular ensemble in some ...

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Emilio Solla Y La Inestable De Brooklyn: Second Half

Read "Second Half" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Argentine-born pianist {Emilio Solla has moved around the globe a bit to find perfection in his art: studies in the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires, then to New York for more immersion at the Aaron Copland School of Music, and a move to Barcelona, Spain, where he recorded the marvelous Suite Piazzollana (Fresh sound ...

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Emilio Solla Y La Inestable De Brooklyn: Second Half

Read "Second Half" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


The life-as-football-game metaphor is central to this stunning album from pianist Emilio Solla. In 2012, Solla had an epiphany. He awoke to the realities of his existence, the finite nature of things, and the passage of time. He realized that he'd already played the first half of this game called life, working his ...

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Cristina Pato: Migrations

Read "Migrations" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


La spagnola Cristina Pato, pianista, flautista, cantante ma soprattutto suonatrice di cornamusa galiziana (gaita), guida qui un gruppo composito che ha per base un quartetto (oltre a lei ci sono la fisarmonica di Victor Prieto, galiziano di Orense come la Pato, il contrabbasso di Edward Perez e la batteria di Eric Doob) e un gran numero ...

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The Jazz Session #270: Victor Prieto

The Jazz Session #270: Victor Prieto

Accordionist Victor Prieto's most recent album is a duet record with saxophonist Chris Cheek called Rollo-Coaster (Cheekus Music, 2009). In this interview, Prieto talks about the deep history of his instrument; the new technique he developed for jazz accordion; and the unique sound of his trio. NOTE: This interview contains three exclusive live performances by Victor ...

Album

Rollo Coaster

Label: Cheekus Music
Released: 2010
Track listing: Bebe; Coo; Rollo Coaster; Six Note Samba; Shelter; Chatting With Chris; Papa Pin; Rosa; Rio; Los Recuerdos; Improv I; Improv II; Improv III; Memories.


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