Pianist, composer, arranger Hilario Durán makes a triumphant musical homecoming on his new album Contumbao, to be released on ALMA Records next September 23, 2017.
Grammy nominated and multiple Juno Award winner, Hilario Durán, is one of the greatest pianists to come out of Cuba, and is an arranger/composer of the highest order. His new release “Contumbao” reunites him with some of the now high profile musicians he worked with at the famous EGREM studios for many years, making well over 500 records. Special guests include Horacio “El Negro” Hernández, Chucho Valdés, Chicoy, Pancho Amat, Changuito, and new up and comer Batá player/vocalist Brenda Navarrete.
1: Contumbao; 2: Guajira 2016; 3: Pilón Influenciado; 4: Recuerdos; 5: Papiosco’s Match; 6: El Tahonero; 7: Los Muñecos; 8: Parque 527; 9: Segundo Encuentro; 10: Duo Influenciado; 11: Rumba de Cajón (leke-leke); 12: Danzón Farewell (Danzón de la Partida).
Hilario Durán: piano; Jorge Luis Valdés “Chicoy”: guitar; Jorge Reyes: bass; Roberto Riveron: bass; Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez: drums; Jorge Luís Torres “Papiosco”: congas; Pancho Amat: tres (2); Jorge Luis Quintana “Changuito”: timbales; Brenda Navarette: batá and vocals (4); Rumberos De Cuba: vocals and percussion (6, 11); Chucho Valdés: piano (10).