Jorge Luis Prats, Live in Zaragoza
There is something dramatic about a single musician in the centre of the stage. There is also something intensely emotional at the core of Spanish and Latin music. In this recording, you’ve got both those elements intertwined. There is an easy virtuosity in Prats' performance, with an almost constricted rhythmic intensity which feels like you never get to see the full picture of this musician. Granados Goyescas and Villa-Lobos Bachiana brasileira No. 4 are the two major works on this recording, but don’t dismiss the encores at the end of the disc. These are the gems in middle of this golden recording.