Latin Romance

Latin Romance CD by Ensemble Vivant 2019

Catherine Wilson, Piano/Artistic Director
Norman Hathaway, Viola
Corey Gemmel, Violin
Jim Vivian, Bass
Sybil Shanahan, Cello

With Special Guests:

Don Thompson, O.C., Vibes
Kevin Turcotte, Trumpet
Luisito Orbegoso, Latin Percussion
Juan Carlos Medrano, Latin Percussion

 


  1. ODEON
  2. CITÉ TANGO
  3. LORO
  4. MEMORIA Y FADO
  5. LA DESPEDIDA
  6. BERNARDO’S TANGO
  7. SERENATA
  8. OBLIVION
  9. TANGO IN D
  10. DANSA NEGRA
  11. GARÔTO
  12. ZINGARO
  13. ANDALUCIA

Latin Romance is Ensemble Vivant’s 14th CD. Performing music by composers from Latin countries has been a passion since the group’s inception. The rich, seductive musical canvas for Latin Romance evolved over the past few years with arrangements and suggestions from jazz great Rick Wilkins, C.M., a champion of Ensemble Vivant’s music-making since the very early days of the group’s career, and from musical collaborator and arranger Don Thompson, O.C.

Ensemble Vivant’s Latin Romance shimmers with a colourful tapestry of compelling works by Brazilian composers including Egberto Gismonti’s sparkling Loro and his hauntingly beautiful Memoria Y Fado; two popular infectious Brazilian Tangos by Ernesto Nazareth (known as the Scott Joplin of Brazil), Odeon and Garôto; Mozart Carmargo Guarnieri’s deeply alluring Dansa Negra and Antônio Carlos Jobim’s impassioned Zingaro; Argentinean Astor Piazzolla’s riveting Cité Tango and his transcendent Oblivion; Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona’s joyous Andalucia (Spain’s southern sunny region); four Latin inspired works include Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz’s famous Tango in D; Canadian composer John Burke wrote his passionate Art Tango, La Despedida as a present for Ensemble Vivant’s pianist Catherine Wilson; Canadian composer Phil Dwyer’s evocative Bernardo’s Tango and American composer Leroy Anderson’s most inspired Latin composition, Serenata, complete this highly original and gorgeous program.