Fanfare, June 2018

Fracanapa, the name of a masked character in traditional Italian theater, is also the name of a happy 1963 work by Piazzolla that leaves the listener smiling and perhaps tapping out its catchy rhythm. Not only is Legacy a fine tribute to composer Astor Piazzolla, it serves to show the virtuosity and sensitive playing of all involved: violinist Tomás Cotik, pianist Tao Lin, double bassist Jeffrey Kipperman, percussionists Alex Wadner and Bradley Loudis, and voice-over artist Alfredo Lerida. The sound is clear and it gives the listener the feeling of being in a small hall with excellent acoustics. I found this recording extremely interesting and think readers will want to own it. Maria Nockin READ MORE