Manuel Valera Trio - The Seasons (2017)
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Label: Mavo Records | Tracks: 11 | Time: 55:21 min
Jazz, Latin Jazz
Offering his twelfth recording as a leader, Grammy-nominated pianist Manuel Valera unveils a dynamic session of modern jazz on the vibrant The Seasons and follow up to Live at Firehouse 12 (MAVO Records, 2015). The album also happens to be the second date with his current working trio of jazz luminaries' bassist Hans Glawischnig and drummer E.J. Strickland providing one of the most powerful piano trios in the jazz world today. The main theme of the session is the four-part title suite referring to the season of the year as well as a hand full of well-known standards and many other highlights ranging from classical to Bolero's in style.