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From There to Here

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
05-10-2009
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Barcode:
5036098008548
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
777G20011962
From There to Here
From There to Here

Description

Released in the 50th Anniversary year of the Cuban revolution, 'From There to Here' is the accomplished debut solo album from world-renowned Cuban violin virtuoso and Courtney Pine band member, Omar Puente.

The album features nine original self-penned jazz compositions and one standard, all of which are delivered in performances that demonstrate his Cuban, British and African cultural background. Among the 18 or so musicians featured are Courtney Pine, Robert Mitchell, Dennis Rollins and Cameron Pierre.

Each tune holds a special resonance for Omar. His first electric violin was given to him on his birthday in 1996 by his wife, Debbie Purdy, and the album's opening track, "My Mrs", refers to both the violin and Debbie!

Personnel: Omar Puente (violin) Courtney Pine (woodwind), Robert Mitchell (acoustic piano/electric organ), Dennis Rollins (trombone), Cameron Pierre (acoustic/electric guitar), Darren Taylor, Jimmy Martinez (double bass), Oscar Martinez (percussion), Michel Castellano (drums) and others

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. My Mrs
  3. Somebody Backstage (Danzon)
  4. Rumbiando
  5. Just Like "U"
  6. You Are Too Beautiful
  7. Apunta Un Lapiz
  8. Swings & Roundabouts
  9. Talking Bata
  10. Think Carefully
  11. Motherland Pulse
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