The Santiago Big Band & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, ‘Santiago Brooklyn Santiago’ (Zoho) | Review

By Mark Holston After a contemplative prelude crafted by Arturo O’Farrill’s solo piano, this nostalgia-drenched release roars off at a torrid pace, updating some hallowed Cuban repertoire while offering some zesty contemporary creations in the Afro-Cuban mode. The date features O’Farrill’s Brooklyn-based Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and Cuba’s Santiago Big Band, fronted by pianist and...

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