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SpanishEnglishDactilar - (Cinquillo/Colibrí) 2015

CD Review:  Dactilar by Hector Quintana (Cinquillo/Colibrí 2014)
Review by Bill Tilford, all rights reserved

This is the debut album by Cuban Jazz guitarist Hector Quintana, a protege of Joaquín Betancourt who has also toured with Michel Herrera.  This is a very sophisticated session with some excellent North American style Jazz as well as Fusion and some Cuban-style Jazz. Blues de los divertidos is, as its title implies, a rousing blues song.   Mr. Quintana has his own distinct style, but I think I can safely say that fans of North American guitarists like Al DiMeola would love this recording. Jorge Aragon and Alejandro Falcon contribute some sublime work on piano, and Yissy García demonstrates that her range of Jazz styles on drums is even wider than many of her fans may realize.    

Dactilar was nominated for a Cubadisco 2015 in the Jazz category.   Very highly recommended. 


1. Dactilar
2. Llegaré
3. Sir Quintana
4. 9 de junio
5. La catedral
6. Mine & John
7. Song for Herbie
8.  Blue de los divertidos
9. Hoy te espero
10. Alma con Alma
11. Gracias a ti

Personnel in Dactilar

Role - InstrumentName
Electric Guitar Hector Quintana
Piano Jorge Aragón except Alejandro Falcón 9, 10
Bass  Alejandro Someillan 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11; Carlos Ríos 3, 8, 9; Yandy Martínez 10
Tenor Sax Emir Santa Cruz 4, 11; David Suárez 8
Trumpet Julito Padrón 2, 8
Trombone  Juan Carlos Marín 8
Drums  Yissy García except Leandro Fonseca 6, 7
Tumba, Minor Percussion Edgar Gonzalez 5, 9, 10
Vocals Jessica Rodriguez 1, 4; Luna Manzanares 6, 9; Maykel Ante 8, 10
String Quartet  Frasis, 8, 10
Musical Production Joaquin Betancourt
Executive Production Nelly Bauta
General Direction Gloria Ochoa De Zabalequí Aguilera
Recording Engineers Orestes Águila & Laura Novoa
Mix Engineer Orestes Águila
Mastering Victor Cicard


Bill Tilford - Sunday, 10 April 2016, 07:02 PM