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Bass Transcription: “Frutero Moderno” (Panagiotis Andreou/La Clave Secreta)

Panagiotis Andreou - "Frutero Moderno" (La Clave Secreta)

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After witnessing a stunning set by Cuban-American bassist Danny Rojo and his band Pornoson at SOB’s last Wednesday, and having the honor to join such burning musicians onstage, I decided to delve back into some of the Afro-Cuban music I’ve most enjoyed over the years.  Beyond some obvious classics (para un gringo como yo) such as Irakere, Gonzalo Grau & La Clave Secreta‘s record Frutero Moderno blows me away with its very progressive-yet-danceable sound.  Panagiotis Andreou weaves traditional tumbao with contrapuntal melodic bass lines in this, the title track:

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