1. Baile Cubano

Deborah "La Cocodrila" De La Torre (piano).

With Ron Bland (bass) and Thomas Blomster (percussion). Also with Patricia Surman (flute) and 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? You tell me!