Unsigned Artist Of The Month Coto Pincheira

Even amongst the excellent Unsigned Artists of the Month we’ve featured here, composer and pianist Coto Pincheira’s The Sonido Moderno Project stands out as a keyboard album of stellar skill and spirit. The Afro-Cuban jazz album’s burning montunos, vibrant percussion, and joyously intricate melodies remind me of my first Arturo Sandoval/Joey Calderazzo concert, an explosive performance that had the sold-out crowd dancing in the aisles. While upbeat tracks like “Danzon For A Night” and “Tribute To A Generation” will no doubt cause a similar reaction when performed live, more mellow cuts like “Wendy’s Ballad” smolder with wistful pianistic runs and a dead-on sense of groove. If he continues to approach his music with this level of originality and skill, Coto will have a spot guaranteed for himself in the pantheon of Afro-Cuban piano greats. Cotopincheira.com
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Even amongst the excellent Unsigned Artists of the Month we’ve featured here, composer and pianist Coto Pincheira’s The Sonido Moderno Project stands out as a keyboard album of stellar skill and spirit. The Afro-Cuban jazz album’s burning montunos, vibrant percussion, and joyously intricate melodies remind me of my first Arturo Sandoval/Joey Calderazzo concert, an explosive performance that had the sold-out crowd dancing in the aisles. While upbeat tracks like “Danzon For A Night” and “Tribute To A Generation” will no doubt cause a similar reaction when performed live, more mellow cuts like “Wendy’s Ballad” smolder with wistful pianistic runs and a dead-on sense of groove. If he continues to approach his music with this level of originality and skill, Coto will have a spot guaranteed for himself in the pantheon of Afro-Cuban piano greats. Cotopincheira.com