A duet of exquisite beauty, performed by rising Cuban/jazz/classical crossover
masters Elio Villafranca and Arturo Stable. Villafranca s virtuosic and
multifaceted pianism engages Stable s poly-rhythmic percussion genius on 10
original compositions that pay tribute to the spiritual, classical, and traditional
legacies of Cuba, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Spain.
As pianist, composer, and co-producer of the album Things I Wanted To
Do by Chembo Corniel, Villafranca was nominated in the 2010 Grammy
Awards for Best Latin Jazz Album.
Steinway artist Elio Villafranca and Ritmo artist Arturo Stable were both
classically trained at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, and are now
at the forefront of the latest generation of remarkable Cuban artists making
major creative contributions to the international development of modern jazz.
Together and separately, Villafranca and Stable have developed loyal
followings as leaders and for their work with the world s top musicians, who
include Wynton Marsalis, Pat Martino, Johnny Pacheco, John Faddis,
Billy Harper, Esperanza, Lionel Loueke, and Paquito d Rivera.