Cuba: The Conversation Continued (2CD)

Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

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Jazz, Latin
October 2, 2015

Format: Compact Disc



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Recorded in Havana only days before the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States, Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra's follow-up to the Grammy-winning album "The Offense of the Drum" is a powerful statement, a fortuitous juxtaposition of music and current events and featuring top alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa.

"Cuba: The Conversation Continues" builds upon the conversation started by Dizzy Gillespie and Cuban percussionist Chano Pozo - a musical dialogue that bridged the gap between jazz and Afro-Cuban music. O'Farrill brings top composers from both the U.S. and Cuba to create a dazzling musical tapestry, successfully fulfilling Dizzy's dream of creating "universal music".

The album features the "Afro-Latin Jazz Suite" a stunning four-movement masterwork commissioned by The Apollo Theater to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of his father Chico O'Farrill's seminal composition: "The Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite." It was recorded days before the US announced its move to begin normalization of Cuban/American relations; Arturo became an instant spokesperson for cultural communication, with interviews on NPR, Wall Street Journal and more. A release concert will take place at Newport Jazz Festival, one of the world's biggest jazz festivals. Arturo O'Farrill was named the 2015 Jazz Journalist Association's "Pianist of the Year".

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Key Value
Catalogue number 234084
Barcode 0885150340844
Number of items 2
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 150g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 130mm x 8mm x 130mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. The Triumphant Journey -
2. The Afro Latin Jazz Suite, Movement I: Mother Africa -
3. Movement II: All of the Americas -
4. Movement III: Adagio -
5. Movement IV: What Now? -
6. Guajira Simple -
7. Alabanza -
8. Blues Guaguancó -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Vaca Frita -
2. Just One Moment -
3. El Bombón -
4. Second Line Soca (Brudda Singh) -
5. There's a Statue of Jose Martí in Central Park -