The virtuoso Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba performs a variety of standards and original compositions on this remarkable stylistic display. While Rubalcaba is obviously capable of jaw-dropping feats of pianistic skill, on SOLO he more frequently opts for an understated approach that creates a nuanced setting for his lyrical flights of fancy. Combining Cuban rhythms and impressionistic neo-classical forms, this collection of improvisations is spellbinding, with the delicacy of a spider's web and the underlying resilience of a rock-solid technical foundation.
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