Emilio Aragón, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife - Bach to Cuba (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 303 Mb | Total time: 41:33 | Scans included
Classical, Jazz | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 0028947658078 | Recorded: 2006
Emilio Aragón conducts the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra (performing the classical part) together with three Cuban percussionists and Alain Pérez on the double bass. The challenge is to integrate Afro-Cuban rhythms into a classical context such as the Brandenburg concerts, for which Alain Pérez replaces the Bach basso continuo, typical of the Baroque, with the Cuban tumbao bassoon, giving adequate space for percussion, such as the guaguancó, conga, danzón, contradanza, son, bolero… and which could feel comfortable around violins.