Blue Note Jazz Festival. Instrumental masters needn’t deploy all their tricks in order to impress. That’s the implicit message offered on Lágrimas Mexicanas, a gorgeously understated collaboration between Brazilian-born singer-guitarist Vinicius Cantuária and avant-roots guitar god Bill Frisell. Throughout ten cowritten tracks, produced with close-miked intimacy by Lee Townsend, Cantuária and Frisell exercise the kind of restraint it takes years of experience to develop.
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