By Way of Cuba: Fabian Almazan’s Latest Recording Documents His Return to the Island of His Birth

It’s mid-afternoon on the last day of May, and Fabian Almazan is settling into his room at a Detroit hotel, operating on two hours sleep after a gig at Smalls, in New York City, the night before with guitarist Mike Moreno. In two days, the 35-year-old pianist-keyboardist will play a concert of Terence Blanchard’s scores…
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