Afro-Cuban Jazz

Submitted by ub on Wed, 01/11/2023 - 21:17

75 Years Ago, Latin Jazz Fusion Evolution was born and it is an offspring that will continue  more powerfully 

The holiday party is not over until the fat lady sings. In this case, it’s more like the big guy plays and it will happen soon. A concert at Town Hall this week that will be led by Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra celebrates the legacies of Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, and Chico O’Farrill.…

GRAMMY-winning composer, bandleader, and pianist Arturo O’Farrill has fulfilled what he calls “a lifelong dream” with his signing to Blue Note Records and the release of his Blue Note debut …dreaming in lions… The album finds O’Farrill leading a colorful 10-piece assemblage he calls The Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, a scaled-down edition of his renowned Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. The program encompasses two inspired multi-movement suites that O’Farrill has conceived in collaboration with the Cuban Malpaso Dance Company: “Despedida,” a meditation on farewells, and “Dreaming in Lions,” inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s novella The Old Man and the Sea.

Chucho and Arturo pay tribute to Bebo and Chico. Chucho y Papa Bebo

Arturo  Carrie’s on Chico’s legacy sound