12 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Especially when compared to 2016's guest-star-packed Tocororo, the fourth album from Alfredo Rodriguez is surprisingly intimate. But even when stripped to a trio, the Cuban pianist's globetrotting fusions remain delightfully unpredictable. On a seemingly mellow ballad like "World of Colors," his playing is almost overwhelmingly mournful, while the tempestuous rhythms of "Bloom" provide a tense but thrilling peak. But despite the occasional dips into darker moods, the album's overall vibe is gloriously uplifting, especially when a playful Rodriguez is splashing inventive melodies across swinging jams like "Tree of Stars."

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Especially when compared to 2016's guest-star-packed Tocororo, the fourth album from Alfredo Rodriguez is surprisingly intimate. But even when stripped to a trio, the Cuban pianist's globetrotting fusions remain delightfully unpredictable. On a seemingly mellow ballad like "World of Colors," his playing is almost overwhelmingly mournful, while the tempestuous rhythms of "Bloom" provide a tense but thrilling peak. But despite the occasional dips into darker moods, the album's overall vibe is gloriously uplifting, especially when a playful Rodriguez is splashing inventive melodies across swinging jams like "Tree of Stars."

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Das Boone ,

Monster

The young Cuban Monster strikes again! Enormous talent, ideas and application of training in everything he does. He is brilliant in concert as well. He moves the art forward - fresh and innovative.

Maestro 5 ,

Piano Man

Love this his piano playing is so fun, they got his biography wrong , I knew he looked too good for (1936) 72yrs. He was actually born 1985. Plus his music sounds fresh.

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