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Personalities

by Fabian Almazan Trio

This debut CD covers a wide range of musical expressions. In addition to Cuban pianist/composer Fabian Almazan's original compositions, the work covers explorations into the music of Shostakovich and traditional Cuban music.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. String Quartet No. 10, Op. 118 - III. Adagio
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2. H.U.Gs (Historically Underrepresented Groups)
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7:12 album only
3. Personalities
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4. The Vicarious Life
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5. Grandmother Song
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6. Bola De Nieve
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7. Russian Love Story
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6:49 album only
8. Sin Alma
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9. Tres Lindas Cubanas
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10. Una Foto
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Cuban born pianist and composer Fabian Almazan’s debut album, Personalities, is a reflection of the people and personalities he has encountered throughout his life. The CD features Fabian Almazan on piano, fender rhodes, electronics and audio manipulations, Linda Oh on bass, Henry Cole on drums, Meg Okura and Megan Gould on violin, Karen Waltuch on viola and Noah Hoffeld on cello. The album embraces a wide range of musical expressions; in addition to Fabian Almazan's original compositions, the album contains explorations into the music of Cuba, both traditional and contemporary, as well as that of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975).
For four years Fabian has been gaining visibility in the jazz world as the pianist for Terence Blanchard’s quintet and has recorded and toured extensively in North and South America as well as Asia and Europe. Fabian Almazan has had the opportunity and honor to perform with Gretchen Parlato, Paquito D’Rivera, Kendrick Scott, and Ambrose Akinmusire among others.
Fabian Almazan was born in Havana, Cuba on April 16, 1984 where he found his musical roots as a child, studying classical piano. When his parents could not afford private piano lessons, having fled Cuba in political exile in 1993, classical pianist Conchita Betancourt was gracious enough to impart free lessons for over three years in Miami, FL. Fabian discovered his love for jazz in New World School of the Arts High-School, where he studied from 1998-2002 as a classical and jazz major.
In 2002 Fabian was selected for the Grammy Band High School Combo, the following year he attended the Brubeck Institute and on 2003, Almazan moved to New York to study with Kenny Barron at the Manhattan School of Music where he immersed myself in the realm of orchestration, taking classes from Mr. Giampaolo Bracali. Most recently Fabian Almazan won The Cintas Foundation 2010/11 Brandon Fradd Award in Music Composition.The Cintas Foundation was established with funds from the estate of the late Oscar B. Cintas, a former Cuban ambassador to the United States and a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts.


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