Cuba Across the Generations

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Jazz Times

By Allen Morrison The last time Hilario Duran, the 69-year-old Cuban Canadian piano master and composer, teamed up with another pianist was in 2017, when he performed duets at a concert in Germany with his legendary friend and fellow Cuban émigré Chucho Valdés, accompanied by the WDR Big Band. Until now. Recently Toronto producer Peter Cardinali asked Duran to create an album for his Alma label. “Peter suggested a duet format with a pianist of the younger generation,” Duran said recently by Zoom from his Toronto home. “Without hesitation I immediately thought of David Virelles. I think he’s th…

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