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Eddie Reyes: Lost World

Bay Area native and Berklee grad Eddie Reyes seamlessly melds authentic-sounding Spanish flamenco with Cuban bata and touches of Brazilian, Argentinian, Puerto Rican and Caribbean styles on his second outing as a leader. An accomplished player-composer-arranger-conceptualist, Reyes shifts easily from fingerstyle flamenco guitar workouts on the dramatic buleria “Muana” and the stirring solea “Lalun” to fleet-fingered electric guitar licks on high-flying, Latin-flavored fusion offerings like the spirited bomba “I Remember Esperanza” and the driving “Highland Conga.” Gonzalo Rubalcaba applies his signature touch to the bata-fueled opener “Beast on the Moon” and the title track, a percolating guaguanco that has him stretching in typically heroic fashion on piano.

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