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Omar Sosa & Paolo Fresu: Eros

Nearly a quarter century has passed since Cuban pianist Omar Sosa emigrated to the States, launching a brilliant, internationally acclaimed recording career that shows not the faintest sign of waning. In fact, Eros, which reteams the keyboardist with Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu, may well rank among his most rewarding collaborations, partly because it’s so warmly … Read More “Omar Sosa & Paolo Fresu: Eros”

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Ralph Towner/Paolo Fresu: Chiaroscuro

Collaborating with veteran trumpeter Paolo Fresu in an intimate setting is something guitarist Ralph Towner has wanted to do for more than a decade, and it’s easy to understand why given their elegant, simpatico rapport. All told, five instruments–classical, baritone and 12 string guitars, plus trumpet and flugelhorn–come into play on Chiaroscuro, an apt title … Read More “Ralph Towner/Paolo Fresu: Chiaroscuro”

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