Giovanni Hidalgo – In The Tradition
Dec 01 2012
Giovanni Hidalgo is the leading conguero of our time. His diverse recording and touring credits include Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Palmieri, Dave Valentin and Mickey Hart. On this masterful program, he introduces basic sounds, tuning and technique, patterns of son montuno, bolero, charanga, danzon and multi-percussion applications of those forms. Special DVD features include legendary performances from Karl Perazzo and Giovanni Hidalgo/Changuito, interactive drums from around the world, a glossary of Latin percussion terms, and a section on tuning/maintenance.
In The Tradition presents Giovanni Hidalgo explaining the basic conga sounds, tuning and typical conga, timbales, bongo and guiro parts for Son Montuno, Bolero, Charanga and Danzon. The emphasis is on thinking like a team, with relaxation and control. The tape concludes with a rousing finale, “Rumba Jam,” featuring special guest Changuito along with pianist Eric Figueroa, drummer John Almendra, bassist Eddie “Guagua” Rivera, Richard Gant on trumpet and tenor saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart’s standout solo in a mode for Joe Henderson.
Running time: 01:08:45
Video: DivX 5 704×512 25.00fps 1271Kbps
Audio: MP3 44100Hz stereo 128Kbps
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 693 Mb