John Kregor & Ariel Hernandez
Music of The Two Americas are enjoined here with this debut duo performance from Buenos Aires native Ariel Hernandez and Chicago's John Kregor. These two exceptional guitarists find common ground in the tango, milonga and bossa nova of the south, with contrast in the jazz repertoire of the north, plus originals from both musicians. Hernandez supplies quiet authenticity, an unadorned voice and mastery of Latin guitar idioms, and Kregor's fluid jazz style and lucid lines provides an appropriate riposte. With guest vocalists Sonia Ezquive from Brasil, and Marianela Gulizi from Argentina, who animate the bossa and zamba grooves of their respective homelands.