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Qué Viva Harlem - Bobby Sanabria

Titel : Qué Viva Harlem

Artiest(en) : Bobby Sanabria

Genre : Latin-jazz

Medium : CD

Jaar : 2014

Label : Jazzheads

€ 17,90


The multi-Latin Grammy®-nominated Manhattan School Of Music conducted by maestro Bobby Sanabria returns with an explosive tribute to the birthplace of Afro-Cuban jazz! This set includes music by Machito, Ellington, Strayhorn, and more, featuring the world premieres of Let There Be Swing and the monumental Suite.
Bobby Sanabria and the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra have knocked it out of the park again with what is probably their best work to date. This tribute to Harlem--its many communities and the musicians who came from there--is an incredible aural masterpiece (and history lesson too!). The United States` greatest composer is Duke Ellington is honored, along with his musical partner, Billy Strayhorn. The musical genius of Mario Bauza and his work with Machito`s Afro-Cubans who debuted at the Park Palace, the venue that straddled East Harlem and Harlem proper, is also showcased. And Bobby doesn`t want everyone to think that Mario was the first Latino working in the jazz medium, so the work of Duke Ellington`s valve trombonist, Puerto Rico native Juan Tizol, is highlighted with the piece, "Moon Over Cuba."
Bravo to the students of the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra! A reviewer once described this band as, "professionals masquerading as students." Anyone listening to this CD will agree. They are one of the hottest jazz big bands performing in NYC today. Bravo to their director, Bobby Sanabria, who has led them with another extraordinary accomplishment!
I should also mention that this CD is out on the Jazzheads label (too bad the Grammys/NARAS has a tendency to only recognize and award major corporate labels) and some of the proceeds from the sales go a scholarship fund at the Manhattan School of Music. This makes this CD even more fulfilling because it is supporting the next generation of jazz musicians and the power of small business.
1. Mambo Inferno (2:36)
2. Feeding the Chickens (5:34)
3. Let There Be Swing (12:06)
4. Moon over Cuba (5:55)
5. Oclupaco (8:22)
6. Royal Garden Blues (3:28)
7. Blood Count (6:20)
8. Que Viva Harlem (18:55)