Silvano Monasterios premieres "Unconditional"

CD Release Zinc Bar NY Sept 29

Silvano Monasterios and the Fourth World Ensemble perform in the release of their latest Savant CD, “Unconditional,” at New Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street (between Thompson and Sullivan) in New York City on Thursday, September 29 at 9:30 PM.

Voted "Best Jazz Musician in Miami” (2009) by Miami New Times, Venezuelan pianist-composer Silvano Monasterios leads the way as a top-rated figure. From the shortest phrase to the longest, though the language of jazz is obvious, his own sound and style has been, and will ever be, refreshing.

The Fourth World Ensemble, emerging in 2007 from Monasterios' desire to experiment with the fusion of Latin Rhythms, World Music and Pure Jazz, features Monasterios on piano, accompanied by percussion, drums, bass and saxophone. The ensemble performs all original music composed and arranged by Silvano.

Exhibiting an insatiable appetite for challenge and change, Silvano brought his new quintet into the Savant studios and recorded eight new and innovative compositions.

"Unconditional" has already risen into the top 40 CD's in the national charts for airplay. Featuring an assortment of indigenous percussion instruments and rhythms, the Ensemble’s latest work is most likely destined to be classified as “Latin Jazz,” yet it is totally devoid of the Latin clichés often encountered in “pseudo-Latin” jazz. Instead, it showcases the talents of an artist with a deep understanding of his complex Venezuelan roots combined with an Austrian-Germanic-European compositional heritage, and who, at the same time, is steeped in the great American jazz tradition.

For further information please contact KCC Productions at (305) 332-2623, email at [email protected] or call New Zinc Bar at (212) 477-ZINC (9642).

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