Frank Villafañe | South Beach

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South Beach

by Frank Villafañe

Dance-able latin-jazz for beach lovers.
Genre: Latin: Latin Jazz
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1. South Beach
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2. Antojos De Mi Tierra (Yearning For Home)
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3. Deco Drive
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4. Can't Find Love
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5. I Heard The Bells
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Latin Jazz pianist Frank Villafañe depicts life in sunny South Beach with his debut album of five instumental compositions.

Each piece is an eclectic mix of Afro-Cuban/Brazilian percussion, overlaid with poignant evocative melodies featuring acoustic/electric piano & vibes.

Mostly hot, sometimes cool, but always engaging - South Beach is as diverse and exciting as the famous beach for which it was named, and will transport you to the tropics in a New York minute!

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"A breezy beach landscape, that pleases the senses considerably by taking you through an exciting musical journey of original melodies punctuated by Caribbean rhythms"
Henry Mora, Director, The Henry Mora Orchestra

"South Beach will instantly transport you to your favorite tropical vacation destination...Frank's music will be the most inexpensive - yet thoroughly satisfying - vacation you've ever taken!"
Rafe Gomez, spinmeister, The Groove Boutique, WQCD 101.9 (NYC)

"Frank’s passion for the wealth of Latin rhythms is clear; his music takes the listener on a journey to Cuba, Brazil and back"
Rebeca Mauleon, Musician/Composer/Educator, Author “The Salsa Guidebook”

"There are some albums you like immediately, and this was one that got me going right away. If you’ve never taken a trip to South Beach, Frank Villafañe’s latest will take you there...only problem is, you may not wanna leave."
Francesco Emmanuel, Associate Music Reviewer, The Muses Muse

"SOUTH BEACH es un placer para los oidos e inclusive para la vista e imaginación; imaginación que vuela de las playas de Puerto Rico a Rio de Janeiro en cuestion de segundos"
DJ El Chino, Host of Solar Latin Club, Colombia’s premier Latin Jazz/Salsa web site


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Ken Tanguay

Buy it!!
Frank's fusion of latin styles transported me from the cold Jersey winter to palm tree lined beaches.

Felice Kaye-Cooper

Frank is an accomplished Latin Musician with class and panache
Frank Villafane's South Beach CD is a must listen and should be added to the collection of any devotee of Latin Music. His skill, as a composer and pianist, is up there with the best in his genre from today and yesterday.

Henry Mora, Latin Jazz artist & Director, The Henry Mora Orchest

This album is nothing less than great Latin Jazz.
Fresh new sounds from pianist Frank Villafañe and his debut CD, South Beach, a musical excursion into life’s adventure.

A breezy beach landscape, that pleases the senses considerably by taking you through an exciting musical journey of original melodies punctuated by Caribbean rhythms.

The repertoire is bright and tasty instrumental piano compositions in a style reminiscent of Ahmad Jamal’s and Eddie Cano’s legendary styles, although his noted musical influences are Eddie Palmieri, Pedro ‘Peruchin’ Justiz and Sergio Mendes. This brings to mind the excellently arranged and interpreted Brazilian rhythms on two of the tunes, as well as definitive Salsa rhythms in clave on other tunes, all very well done. Also worth mentioning is an outstanding vibraphone solo on ‘I Heard The Bells’.

Sit back in your beach chair, absorb the balmy Miami sun and cool off with a frozen piña colada while Frank Villafañe’s South Beach CD plays you a set of inspired, expressive, delightful and refreshing musical ideas that spark the imagination.

This album is nothing less than great Latin Jazz.

Francesco Emmanuel, Associate Music Review @ The Muses Muse

South Beach is a 5-song instrumental masterpiece
South Beach is a 5-song instrumental masterpiece by Frank Villafañe. The songs are well crafted, superbly produced and if they don’t get you off your chair and dancing, well, something is wrong with you! Seriously!

There are some albums you like immediately, and this was one that got me going right away. If you’ve never taken a trip to South Beach, Frank Villafañe’s latest will take you there...only problem is, you may not wanna leave.

Rafe Gomez, spinmeister @ The Groove Boutique, smooth jazz radio

Gorgeous EP...
If you're looking to be transported from your workaday grind into a lush, sensual domain where your mind and ears will be gently massaged, indulge yourself by experiencing the tasty Latin-Jazz vibe of Frank Villafañe.

His gorgeous EP South Beach will instantly transport you to your favorite tropical vacation destination. His production, playing, and sense of melody will impress you with each listen.

Frank's music will be the most inexpensive - yet thoroughly satisfying - vacation you've ever taken!

Kat Parra

Uplifting and Exciting!
This CD encompasses a nice compliment of latin jazz that is uplifting and exciting to listen to. It definitely awakens the Caribbean spirit and makes you want to get up and dance. Thanks Frank for such a nice effort. When do we get to hear some more?

Dave Fuller

Alluring and transformative
Frank is a true artist in every sense of the word, and this CD confirms his genius taking complexity and finding a medium by which to soothe the listener, transforming the mind to a state of imagination; promoting an opportunity to improve wellness through destressing. It is certainly one of my secret shifter when life is challeged by the demands of everday living. A must buy for all who value a positive experience.