Enrique Coria

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Enrique Coria's second solo recording for Acoustic Disc is a mixture of solo, duo, and trio settings by a variety of South American composers. Producer David Grisman, who earlier hired Coria for his quintet, is a special guest on "Delicado," engaging the guitarist in some terrific interplay in this upbeat piece. Coria arranged Lito Vitale's "Milonga del 71" for a duet with another Grisman sideman, flutist Matt Eakle. But the most compelling pairings feature Coria with bandoneon player Walter Rios, including one by bandoneon master Astor Piazzolla (with whom Rios played), the moving ballad "Adios Nonino," and another by bandoneonist Anibal Trollo, the charming tango waltz "Romance de Barrio." Coria especially shines on the solo track. These exemplary performances by this masterful guitarist deserve a follow-up recording.

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