About the Monks

About the Monks

by Dafnis Prieto
     
 
Drummer Dafnis Prieto's recording debut as a leader consists of nine of his originals. His songs are usually rhythmically complex but also contain strong melodies and challenging chord changes. Prieto takes some short solos (and is showcased on the closing "Conga en Ti"), but mostly plays behind his notable sidemen. Trumpeter Brian Lynch

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Drummer Dafnis Prieto's recording debut as a leader consists of nine of his originals. His songs are usually rhythmically complex but also contain strong melodies and challenging chord changes. Prieto takes some short solos (and is showcased on the closing "Conga en Ti"), but mostly plays behind his notable sidemen. Trumpeter Brian Lynch is on four selections, saxophonist Yosvany Terry is on six (displaying individual voices on alto, tenor, soprano, and chekere), and bassist Hans Glawischnig is quite skillful in the ensembles, but pianist Luis Perdomo often takes solo honors. Each of the musicians plays quite well and sounds inspired by the material. Violinist Ilmar Gavilan makes a guest appearance on "Mechanical Movement," fitting in comfortably on the adventurous original. Overall, this set features modern Afro-Cuban jazz with post-bop solos and plenty of unpredictability. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/20/2004
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0880956050225
catalogNumber:
5637261164

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