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Derek Bermel's Canzonas Americanas' is anything but predictable

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In usual form, Derek Bermel's latest release: 'Canzonas Americanas' is anything but predictable. The disc is quite varied instrumentally and stylistically, with boss nova grooves and arrangements for violin and banjo, and that's just the first piece. At the request of Gustavo Dudamel, Bermel on  'Canzonas Americanas' highlighted the relationship between North and South American and spent a month in Brazil playing local saloons. On 'Montuno Blue'  Bermel creates this relationship drawing influences of Eddie Palmieri and Theolonius Monk.

Check out the clip with DB discussing new music and their audiences.