21st 2010
The Jazz Session #179: Emilio Solla

Posted under Pianists & Podcast

Argentinian pianist Emilio Solla calls his band The Tango Jazz Conspiracy, but that’s about the only genre label you’ll find him using for his music — and he’s not even sure what “tango jazz” really means. On his album Bien Sur! (Fresh Sound, 2010), Solla is joined by A-list musicians such as Chris Cheek, Richie Barshay, Victor Prieto and Jorge Roeder. In this interview, Solla talks about his early years in Argentina and his subsequent move to Spain; how Astor Piazzolla paved the way for Solla and his contemporaries; and how drum master Billy Hart came to be a guest on Solla’s album. Learn more at www.emiliosolla.com.

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  1. The Latin Jazz Corner » Blog Archive » Latin Jazz This Week (6/29/10 - 7/4/10) on 28 Jun 2010 at 9:11 am #

    […] Podcaster Jason Crane delivered another outstanding episode in his series of great jazz interviews this past week, as The Jazz Session focused upon Argentinean pianist Emilio Solla. Crane discusses a variety of topics with Solla, including his thoughts on Tango Jazz and his recent album Bien Sur. The Jazz Session recently passed 600,000 downloads, certainly a milestone and testament to the admirable work that Crane is doing. So don’t hesitate, download his interview with Solla HERE. […]

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