Punto De Vista (ViewPoint), Frank’s sophomore effort, is a worthy successor to his first CD, South Beach.
With Punto De Vista (ViewPoint), Frank blends traditional latin rhythms and forms with contemporary technology. Continuing his pioneer concept of virtual latin jazz – latin jazz that is completely in the digital realm – Frank incorporates modern inventive stylings and electronica and strikes a balance between the established and the unconventional.
Like South Beach, Punto De Vista (ViewPoint) is an instrumental eclectic mix of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian percussion; but Punto De Vista (ViewPoint) is more - more songs, more instrumentation, more varied rhythms, more latin jazz. Consisting of seven original compositions, two latin standards, and one latin adaptation of a classical waltz, Punto De Vista (ViewPoint) is an atypical latin jazz release.
Frank Villafañe represents a new breed of Latin Jazz artist - one who believes good quality Latin Jazz, can be produced independently. In South Beach, Frank introduced virtual latin jazz; in Punto De Vista (ViewPoint), he raises the bar, and perfects it. One listen, and you'll be a believer as well.