Thank-You Gift Details

CD-Hilario Duran: Contumbao
For a donation of $5 a month sustainer or $60 a year, you can receive Hilario Duran’s Contumbao CD, a musical homecoming for Cuban-Canadian jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader Duran. Who has been based in Toronto for the past two decades, but his musical heart and soul have remained closely connected to the land of his birth. He returned to Havana’s famed EGREM recording Studio where he first recorded with his Cuban band Perspectiva, in the 80s.

Duran's piano playing and compositions were joined with guitarist (and Perspectiva bandmate) Chicoy, bassists Jorge Reyes and Roberto Riveron, drummer Horacio El Negro Herndandez, Papiosco (congas), Pancho Amat (tres), Changuito (timbales), rising star Brenda Navarette (Batá and guest vocals on Recuerdos), and Rumberos De Cuba on two tracks. Cuban piano great Chucho Valdes makes a special guest appearance, teaming with Hilario for a thrilling piano duet on Duo Influenciado