Home » Stories » Pablo Aslan offers a pleasantly dizzying set of pieces on Contrabajo / blogcritics

Top 10 for Feb

Pablo Aslan offers a pleasantly dizzying set of pieces on Contrabajo / blogcritics

Bookmark and Share

Bassist Pablo Aslan presents his fabulous new album of music for bass and string quartet, Contrabajo, at the loamy juncture of jazz, classical, and Argentinian tango. Working with the musicians of Cuarteto Petrus, Aslan and producer/arranger Gabriel Senanes offer a pleasantly dizzying set of pieces by some of the great names in Latin jazz, some written and all arranged specifically for this recording.

And thus, throughout, the album perambulates from tradition to tradition even as it builds a fresh sonic world of its own. It demonstrates that great musicians often speak to us most sincerely when they put genre aside and write and play what's in their own distinctive hearts.

READ THE FULL blogcritics REVIEW