Saturday, February 19, 2011
One of the more difficult aspects of being a modern musician is acknowledging forebears while developing a unique identity. Argentinian trumpeter Diego Urcola pays tribute to his heroes and contemporaries on his new recording, "Appreciation". He shows his recognition not by imitation but through compositions inspired and dedicated to heroes and friends, including Freddie Hubbard, Hermeto Pascoal, Paquito D'Rivera, and Guillermo Klein. Urcola presents his original compositions with the help of an amazing ensemble, featuring pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Hans Glawischnig, and drummer Eric McPherson.