Saturday, March 7, 2020

Fantasia Latina

Fantasia Latina was commissioned by Band member Neil Tischler in celebration of his 48 years with the Concord Band, and is based on four Latin dance styles: Tango, Danzon, Songo and Samba. The extended introduction is intended to introduce idiomatic rhythms and motives that are common to the various styles such as montuno and 2-3 clave, etc. In each style there are unexpected rhythmic and harmonic twists intended to keep the performer and listener from settling into a “groove.” For example, there might be an extra measure in a phrase or a very brief harmonic modulation in harmony. (Source: Terry White)