Born in Cuba, composer and keyboard player Roberto Vazquez is without doubt a star in the making. Already a considerable force in the sphere of Latin music, this working musician who plays keyboards every week in the prestigious ‘Legends In Concert' stage show in Harrah's Casino on the famed Las Vegas strip, recently showed his contemporary jazz credentials when co-writing the song ‘Sand Dancers’ for Marion Meadows’ 2009 release, ‘Secrets’. Now he is spreading his smooth jazz wings even further with the release of his own excellent CD ‘Between Two Worlds’.
The flair Vazquez has for contemporary jazz is immediately demonstrated with the album’s opening tune, the wonderfully mid tempo title cut where Ismael Vergara on sax grabs the attention. When sax duties transfer to Scott Klarman he helps to spread the magic of ‘In The Rain’ which has the sort of relaxed vibe that permeates much of the collection and continuously provides the perfect platform for Roberto’s sumptuous keys.