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Elio Villafranca and Arturo Stable, Dos Y Mos

Elio Villafranca and Arturo Stable -][- Dos Y Mas -(MP3)- [Motéma Music, 2012]

A duet of exquisite beauty, performed by rising Cuban/jazz/classical crossover masters Elio Villafranca and Arturo Stable. Villafranca s virtuosic and multifaceted pianism engages Stable s poly-rhythmic percussion genius on 10 original compositions that pay tribute to the spiritual, classical, and traditional legacies of Cuba, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Spain.

As pianist, composer, and co-producer of the album Things I Wanted To Do by Chembo Corniel, Villafranca was nominated in the 2010 Grammy Awards for Best Latin Jazz Album. Steinway artist Elio Villafranca and Ritmo artist Arturo Stable were both classically trained at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, and are now at the forefront of the latest generation of remarkable Cuban artists making major creative contributions to the international development of modern jazz.

Together and separately, Villafranca and Stable have developed loyal followings as leaders and for their work with the world s top musicians, who include Wynton Marsalis, Pat Martino, Johnny Pacheco, John Faddis, Billy Harper, Esperanza, Lionel Loueke, and Paquito d Rivera.

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