Among the most talented and resourceful figures in the exciting Miami Latin Jazz scene, Venezuelan pianist Silvano Monasterios leads the way as a top-rated figure. Both as performer and composer he is among the most gifted today and his piano playing and / or compositions have appeared on recordings by a number of important of artists including Ira Sullivan, Othello Molineaux, Dave Liebman, Donald Byrd, Paquito D'Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Randy Brecker, Sammy Figueroa, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Exhibiting an insatiable appetite for challenge and change, Silvano has brought his new quintet into the Savant studios and recorded eight new and imaginative compositions. While this latest work is likely destined to be classified as "Latin Jazz" with its assortment of indigenous percussion instruments and rhythms, it is totally devoid of the Latin clichés often encountered in pseudo-Latin jazz. Instead, it showcases an artist with a complete understanding of his complex Venezuelan roots, who is aware of the Austro-Germanic-European compositional heritage and who, at the same time, is steeped in the great American jazz tradition.
SILVANO MONASTERIOS, piano and keyboards • Troy Roberts, saxophones • Jon Dadurka or Gabriel Vivas, bass •
Rodolfo Zuñiga, drums • Jose Gregorio Hernandez, percussion
Tracks: Interface • Silhouette • Fall Out • One by One • Aperitivo • Viper • After the Pain • Expectations
Farmacia del Angel
Monsieur Petite Noir
A Song for Jacques Part II