This is a really fun ride! I can't wait to find a piano player with a bit of latin groove and the guts to take this on. This piece is so cool that it even sounds good on the computer-tone playback!
The rhythms are almost hypnotic and will make you want to be Cuban, if you're not already. The shifting harmonies are also quite delicious.
Both the rhythms and harmonies push into a really hard groove and then - at just the right moment - shift and morph into the next equally satisfying groove. After a couple of these cycles the piece winds down with a really witty ending.
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