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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Though he was born in Argentina, has a long-term contract with BMG U.S. Latin and has sold hundreds of thousands of his first five recordings throughout Latin America while touring those regions regularly, Raul DiBlasio's acoustic piano-based music can't be pigeonholed as strictly Latin or having anything to do with true Latin jazz. Each of his recordings has a few nods to his rich heritage, to be sure, but two of DiBlasio's most popular efforts, his 1990 debut El Piano de America and 1994's Piano de America 2, incorporated a variety of his influences - from pop to classical - to create an impressive potpourri of colors he called "music connecting me with the people ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Though he was born in Argentina, has a long-term contract with BMG U.S. Latin and has sold hundreds of thousands of his first five recordings throughout Latin America while touring those regions regularly, Raul DiBlasio's acoustic piano-based music can't be pigeonholed as strictly Latin or having anything to do with true Latin jazz. Each of his recordings has a few nods to his rich heritage, to be sure, but two of DiBlasio's most popular efforts, his 1990 debut El Piano de America and 1994's Piano de America 2, incorporated a variety of his influences - from pop to classical - to create an impressive potpourri of colors he called "music connecting me with the people from all the Americas." Di Blasio rides a similarly diverse, multi-cultural road on Solo BMG U.S. Latin, which, despite its title, features only one solo piano piece - a subdued reprise of the whimsical title track, which is introduced and then enhanced by the Miami Symphony Orchestra. The appeal lies in the combination of catchy pop hooks, a mix of gentle grand piano elegance with powerful, driving rhythms, and an honest, deeper spiritual expression that is lacking in the average smooth jazz product. While at the core of many of these tunes most notably, the laid back, atmospheric "Lluvia" lies a simple, eloquent sense of melody which characterizes the music of top new age artists like David Lanz and Jim Brickman, Di Blasio's flair for the dramatic -- which translates to his live performances as well -- takes the simplest notions to extraordinary heights, often at the most unexpected moments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/1997
  • Label: Sony U.S. Latin
  • UPC: 743214801826
  • Catalog Number: 09486
  • Sales rank: 73,554

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tiempo de Primavera (Springtime) - Raúl Di Blasio (5:29)
  2. 2 Solo (Alone) - Raúl Di Blasio (4:56)
  3. 3 Dentro de Ti (Inside of You) - Raúl Di Blasio (4:56)
  4. 4 Andino (Duel at Diablo) - Raúl Di Blasio (5:52)
  5. 5 Luna de Paris (Moon of Paris) - Raúl Di Blasio (3:31)
  6. 6 Lupita - Raúl Di Blasio (4:17)
  7. 7 Musica-Fantasia (Music-Fantasy) - Raúl Di Blasio (3:18)
  8. 8 Boheme - Raúl Di Blasio (4:50)
  9. 9 Playas Somnolientas (Sleepy Shores) - Raúl Di Blasio (5:27)
  10. 10 Lluvia (Rain) - Raúl Di Blasio (4:14)
  11. 11 Solo (Alone) - Raúl Di Blasio (3:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Di Blasio Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Raúl Di Blasio Indexed Contributor, Primary Artist, Piano
Doug Emery Keyboards
Julio Hernandez Bass
Lee Levin Drums
Michael Levine Keyboards
Rafael Padilla Percussion
Mike Scaglione Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Dan Warner Guitar
Bernardo Ossa Keyboards
José Antonio Rodríguez spanish guitar
Marco Vinicio Charango
Technical Credits
Raúl Di Blasio Arranger, Producer
Chris Carroll Engineer
Mike Couzzi Engineer
Doug Emery Arranger, Producer
Doug Katsaros Arranger
Lee Levin Arranger
Michael Levine Arranger
Gary Lindsay Arranger
Gian Piero Reverberi Composer
Ted Stein Engineer
Joel Numa Engineer
Bernardo Ossa Arranger
Jorge Landini Art Direction
Amado Jaen Arranger
Eric Schilling Engineer, Mastering
Neil Hefty Composer
Kate Prowse Composer
E. Sheldon Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    UPBEAT YET EASY-LISTENING LATIN INSTRUMENTALS

    I first heard this CD while visiting friends in Mexico. They were having a dinner party and played it as background music. It was a refreshingly different take on any Latin instrumental music I had ever heard . . . very captivating! There is almost a timeless quality to the arrangements because the music IS NOT JUST THE LATEST TREND. We have enjoyed it many, many times over the years.

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