Latin American dance music meets American Jazz and Eastern European folk music when Otero returns to the Thalia with more of his startlingly original virtuosity, along with Nick Danielson on violin. Served with a spicy Argentine Malbec.
"Mr. Otero...vibrantly summoned tango ancestors while also acknowledging Bartok and Prokofiev. His brilliant playing bore traces of jazz pianists like Bill Evans and Don Pullen. The resulting synthesis proposed bold new directions for a venerable tradition." -The New York Times