Following the success of “Julian Bliss and the King of Swing”, Julian turns his attention to the rich world of Latin American music. Dominated by the influences of Cuba and Brazil, this musical heritage stretches back over 200 years with popular styles ranging from the elegant Rumba to the wildly exciting Samba.
This project explores the growth of Latin music from the early days of the Habanera to the complexity of modern Salsa rhythms, including Ravel’s Bolero, the 1940s classic Besame mucho and the famous Brazilian choro Tico tico, made famous in films by Walt Disney and Woody Allen.
Happy, exciting, intense – Latin music has it all.
Clarinet / Trumpet / Piano / Bass / Drums / Percussion
Paquito d’Riveira: Paquito’s Samba
Paquito d’Riveira: At the Mambo Inn
Habanera: La Paloma
Astor Piazolla: History of Tango Bordello
Paquito d’Riveira: Fleur de Cayenne
Pixinghuinha: Uma a zero
Arthur Benjamin: Jamaican rumba
Maurice Ravel: Bolero
Hank Levy: Seresta
Paquito D’Rivera: Samba for Carmen
Zequinha de Abreu: Tico tico
Antonio Carlos Jobim Corcovado
Consuelo Velázquez: Besame mucho
Traditional: Happy mambo
Astor Piazzola: Oblivion
Anon: Guacamole for four
Latin Jazz: Stella by starlight
Luis Bonfá: Samba d’orfeu
Arturo Sandoval: Caprichosas de la Habana