Edward Simon
Venezuelan Suite
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Barinas - 9:11
Caracas - 6:27
Merida - 6:59
Maracaibo - 5:43
El Diablo Suelto - 9:27


Edward Simon - piano
Adam Cruz - drums
Roberto Koch - bass
Marco Granados - flute
Mark Turner - tenor saxophone
John Ellis - bass clarinet
Jorge Glem - cuatro
Luis Quintero - percussion
Leonardo Granados - maracas
Edmar Castañeda - harp

Pianist/composer Edward Simon has established himself as an artist at the forefront of creative music and jazz over the past two decades. Throughout his career, Simon has frequently used the musical concepts and practices of his native Venezuela in his music. On his latest recording, Venezuelan Suite, Simon has composed a four-part suite based on the music and rhythms of Venezuela along with an arrangement of Heraclio Fernández’s “El Diablo Suelto.” To perform the Suite, Simon put together an excellent ensemble of New York City’s finest jazz musicians along with a number of Venezuela’s amazing practitioners of folk music. 


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