Villafranca, Elio - Caribbean Tinge : Live from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola CD (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU 23-Motema 181212001471
Elio Villafranca – piano
Vincent Herring - alto saxophone
Steve Turre – trombone
Gregg August – bass
Lewis Nash – drums
Chembo Corniel - percussion
Nelson Mateo Gonzales - percussion
Julia Loisa-Gutiérrez - dancer

“As a long-time jazz listener, I most enjoy most artists that combine great group interplay, with shifting rhythms and moods (e.g. any Charles Mingus, David Murray's Octet, and Henry Threadgill's Sextett). These days, those preferences are leading me to more and more latin jazz---especially artists that incorporate the best of both genres. This recording epitomizes the passion and intensity of the best of that music. Villafranca's piano is very tasty and his band combines great latin musicians with top-notch jazz soloists (such as, on different tracks, Vincent Herring, Greg Tardy, and the under-rated Terrell Stafford). I would put this in the same category with such other current latin jazz favorites as Dafnis Prieto's About the Monks , William Cepeda's Afrorican Jazz, Michelle Rosewoman's Guardians of Light, and Jane Bunnett's Spirits of Havana.”
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