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Hilario Duran: Killer Tumbao

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Hilario Duran has served as a member of bands led by trumpeter Arturo Sandoval as well as saxophonist-flutist Jane Bunnett’s Spirits of Havana. Duran occupies the same rarefied air of Cuban pianists inhabited by Chucho Valdes, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Emiliano Salvador; these are artists who are as comfortable in the Afro-Cuban milieu as in a hard bop setting.

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