This is the another gem by flamenco/jazz pianist Chano Dominguez. The Cadiz-born pianist/composer has been fusing American jazz and the Andalusian dance music known as flamenco for years. But he's been a best-kept secret in the United States.
That all changed in 2001 with his scene-stealing performance in the documentary-movie, Calle 54, which revealed the full color and complexity of his formidable fusion. Dominguez is not the first musician to meld jazz and flamenco. Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain and Chick Corea's My Spanish Heart are two excellent predecessors. But Dominguez, who was born on March 29, 1960, grew up playing the guitar and the piano and performed in Hiscadix Quartet, is the living link between both traditions.
Reviews"Flamenco and jazz come together, courtesy of Chano DomÃnguez, who surrounds himself with great artists in this record. His piano, Javier Colina's double bass and Guillermo McGill's drum kit are the leading protagonists, although there are guest appearances by other musicians like Tomatito, Antonio Toledo, Nono GarcÃa and Tito Alcedo on guitar; Tino di Geraldo on percussion; Chonchi Heredia, singing; JoaquÃn Grilo, dancing; and JoaquÃn Grilo, Juan Diego, Lorenzo Virseda, Tino di Geraldo and Chonchi Heredia are in charge of the rhythmic hand-clapping. It is a gem of a record, put together with care, hand-made." - Es Flamenco