11 Baile Cubano
La Cocodrila (piano);
Ron Bland (bass); Thomas A. Blomster (percussion); Patricia Surman (flute); Randy Runyan (trumpet)
This song was originally written as the 4th movement of my Duo Piano Concerto titled "Almendra," in a sort of retro-70's style. The two-piano version was premiered by some very accomplished students of a musical colleague of mine at the U.S. International Piano Duo Competition, and I later also performed it with one of them at a local concert in Denver. In the two-piano version, the jazzy solo interlude is where the two pianists take turns doing a stylistic "improv." Yeah, but is it a baile or a rock or a groove?