There are certain things that transcend time and space.
Love, for instance. Not only it is a moving force
within everyone of us, but it's inspiring influence
effects us all. And it's forever presence in music has
shown it's dimensionality in so many ways, sounds,
phrases and scales that we are consistently humbled by
it's ever changing persona. The force, grace, fire,
passion, humbleness and reverence will move all of us
again when we listen to "Best Friends".
For Humberto Ramírez and Giovanni Hidalgo,this recording
was more than an opportunity to reunite in a studio. It
was a reliving process. For two humble individuals that
were both born the same year in Old San Juan, Puerto
Rico, that grew up together, this was a recording that
had to happen somewhere down the road. Only they could
have made an album like this. They are heirs to a rich
tradition in Latin Jazz.
They are joined by Papo Lucca, Horacio "El Negro"
Hernández, Oskar Cartaya and Special Guest, Tito Puente.
With a very special appearance by their fathers,
Humberto "Pipo" Ramírez on Tenor Sax and José "Mañegue"
Hidalgo on Congas.
Best Friends is a masterpiece in the making and a
fascinating musical experience.