Prieto, Dafnis

Zoho, 2020CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 26.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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Score: 91
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O’s Notes: Cuban drummer, composer and educator Dafnis Prieto explodes with energy on Transparency, his latest release. His sextet includes Román Filiú (a-sax, s-sax), Alex Norris (t), Peter Apfelbaum (t-sax, melodica, perc), Alex Brown (p) and Johannes Weidenmueller (b). Filiú bathes us with liquid melodies on “Uncerntradition” and Norris stands tall on “Feed the Lions”. There’s also a beautiful, relaxed arrangement of “Con Alma”. Prieto provides an abundance of punctuated, Latin beats, fresh beats that make you want to move. This music is engaging, interesting, and pronounced.


Publicist: Two for the Show Media