EL ENTRERRIANO (Rosendo Mendizabal)
Solla adapted this tune from a version performed by Juan D’Arienzo’s orchestra. In this case, Solla seamlessly incorporates dissonances and contemporary harmonies, almost to the point you cannot hear them. But if you listen closely, you hear well-placed and unsettled tensions throughout. The opening ascending and descending lines establish the contours of what’s to come: a full range of harmonic contrasts, dynamics, and percussive strikes. The crisp entrances of Juarena and Solla are a terrific display of their musical precision and stylistic panache.