Tuesday, July 11
Cuba: The Conversation Continues - Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (2015)
"... The energy and buoyancy of political events led to Cuba: The Conversation Continues; a commemorative celebration this historical transition. The two-disc set opens with Prieto's "The Triumphant Journey," a swirl of horns and percussion that wraps up with powerful brass and reeds. Commissioned by the Apollo Theater and written by O'Farrill, the twenty-one minute 'The Afro Latin Jazz Suite' consists of four movements and strong performances from Rudresh Mahanthappa on alto sax and trumpeter Jim Seeley. As some of the movement titles imply, the suite is influenced by Islamic Northern Africa, Western Africa and the Americas and it is the expansive centerpiece of the first disc. ..."
All About Jazz
NY Times - ‘Cuba: The Conversation Continues’ and ‘Live in Cuba’ Expand a Musical Dialogue
YouTube: Arturo O'Farrill Presents 'Cuba: The Conversation Continues', La Puerta