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bballdrummer34 06-08-2007 05:12 PM

Dafnis Prieto
This is where latin music is going. Anyone know about this guy? If you dont you should.

foursticks 06-08-2007 06:22 PM

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Saw a Vic Firth podcast of Dafnis performing at the Montreaux Jazz Fest a while back and well - long story short - it was incredible. The man has such so much energy and groove is unbelievable. Your right, if you don't know about this guy, you should. Any good albums with him on/of his that are really worth getting?

bballdrummer34 06-09-2007 03:41 AM

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I have those on my ipod ha. Yea he has 2 um, About The Monks and Absolute Quintet. If you can only get one get About The Monks. As soon as you get them post, I want to talk about them.

Dhead 08-31-2007 09:00 AM

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Dafnis is incredible!
He got 2 records out:
plus he has worked with Lynch and Palmieri:
on the whole album of Yosvani
and these two amazing records
Check out these songs from these 2 albums above:

Let me know your thoughts about it!

jazzin' 09-01-2007 10:35 AM

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Ahhh yes. Prieto is astounding. I think I remember putting a thread about him somewhere...or maybe it was just a reply to someone. Anyway, his stuff with Arturo O'Farrill is a must have and I agree this is where it's really happening interms of Latin Jazz. Great stuff!

cantstandyourfunk 12-31-2008 12:25 PM

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incredible musician

Deltadrummer 04-19-2009 02:45 PM

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Here's an interesting video of Dafnis at CUNY. it is interesting how he talks about musical culture in Cuba and how it is intergrated into the experience of life.


aydee 04-19-2009 03:31 PM

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Jay, good to see you again. I love Dafnis.

He is pushing the outer limits of modern latin jazz. You check out the upside down frying pan he's got rigged up to his kit?

A cowbell with a difference....

Deltadrummer 04-19-2009 04:06 PM

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I wish it were Jay; but it's only me resurrecting Jay's Dafnis thread, maybe hoping to bring Jay back. Jay where are you? We miss you man . :)

vksalomon 04-20-2009 02:09 AM

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He played in Modern Drummer Festival 2008.

He is a musician not only a drummer.

I prefer Brian Blade style but Dafnis is really good.

I have all his cds.

Garvin 04-29-2009 04:03 PM

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WOW! I just downloaded "About the Monks"....

This is awesome! I have read interviews and watched clips, but I haven't actually sat down and listened to this guy yet. Definitely an inspiration as well as one more monster who makes me want to just burn my drum kit...

Deltadrummer 04-29-2009 04:07 PM

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If you like "About the Monks" you'll love "Taking the Soul for a Walk."

Dafnis studied classical percussion and is self-taught on the drum set. I think his classical studies reflect his approach to drum set, as he sees the set as much about making sounds as creating rhythms. I've always enjoyed guys who could do that.

Garvin 04-29-2009 04:12 PM

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I'm definitely buying everything he's on...

Yeah, definitely a very compositional thinking drummer. Reminds me of Kendrick Scott in his ability to grove hard while essentially playing melodically. Absolutely kills his toms, and I love that. Hard hitter for such a thin dude.

Garvin 04-29-2009 08:35 PM

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Just got through the first half of "Taking the Soul for a Walk"


What an engaging songwriter. I'm definitely willing to say he is one of my favorite (best best best) drummer/bandleaders out there right now.

rmandelbaum 04-30-2009 03:44 AM

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I saw him at PASIC this year. Mind Blowing to say the lesat.

hungrypo 04-30-2009 04:51 AM

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saw him play just last month in toronto and he was amazing, of course. i had a chance to talk with him after the gig and he is a really sweet and genuine guy. he was very appreciative of the mountains of praise i was lavishing upon him. he is blowing latin-jazz drumming apart...

Drums101 02-11-2010 02:32 AM

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He is pretty ridiculous. I saw him last year. He did a clinic and a concert. The best is when he does the clave beat and then sings a drum solo. Link is Below


Garvin 02-11-2010 03:00 AM

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Now there is a man who has internalized clave.

JoeLackey 02-18-2010 07:14 PM

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Dafnis is the man.The stuff he plays and generates in incredible. I really enjoy listening to him.

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