28 ene. 2011

Talento peruano en nuevo disco de Arturo O'Farrill: Gabriel Alegría, Freddy Lobatón y Yuri Juárez



Admiración y respeto mutuo, además de una gran amistad es la que existe entre el músico peruano Gabriel Alegría y el Ganador del Grammy Arturo O’Farrill.

Esta se demostró el año pasado, cuando O’Farrill participó en el Festival de Jazz de Lima y se vuelve a demostrar ahora a raíz del próximo disco que el pianista hijo del legendario músico cubano Chico O’Farrill sacará al mercado el próximo 8 de febrero.

En este disco, Arturo incluye la composición de Alegría titulada “El Sur”, arreglada por Michael Collins y donde además intervienes como invitados los peruanos Yuri Juárez (guitarra) y Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón (cajón, cajita y quijada), este último haciendo incluso un solo.

Esta nueva producción se titula 40 Acres and a Burro, una referencia histórica a la práctica que se realizaba durante la Guerra Civil en los Estados Unidos hace siglo y medio de proveer alguna propiedad a los esclavos negros liberados. También se puede entender como una referencia irónica a la separación de la Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra de O’Farrill del Lincoln Center.

Quedamos pendiente a la llegada de este nuevo material


Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Orchestra
40 Acres and a Burro
Release Date: February 8, 2011

Track List:

1. Rumba Urbana
Composer: Oscar Hernández
Soloists: Bobby Porcelli (alto sax), Gary Valente (trombone), Jim Seeley (trumpet), Arturo O’Farrill (piano)

2. A Wise Latina
Composer: Arturo O’Farrill
Guests: Sharon Moe & Jeff Scott (French horn)
Soloists: Ivan Renta (tenor sax), Jim Seeley (trumpet)

3. Almendra
Composer: Chico O’Farrill Nota: En realidad el compositor es Abelardo Valdes
Guest: Pablo O. Bilbraut (güiro)
Soloists: Seneca Black (trumpet), Tokunori Kajiwara (trombone), Ricardo Rodríguez (bass)

4. Um a Zero
Composer: Pixinguinha
Arranger: Proveta
Guests: Paquito D’Rivera (clarinet), Guilherme Monteiro (guitar)
Soloists: Guilherme Monteiro (guitar), Paquito D’Rivera (clarinet)

5. El Sur
Composer: Gabriel Alegria
Arranger: Michael Collins
Guests: Yuri Juárez (guitar), Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón (cajón, cajita, quijada)
Soloists: Jim Seeley (trumpet), Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón (cajón)

6. She Moves Through the Fair
Composer: Traditional
Arranger: David Bixler
Guest: Heather Martin Bixler (violin)
Soloists: Peter Brainin (tenor sax)

7. Ruminaciones Sobre Cuba
Composer: Arturo O’Farrill
Guests: Pablo O. Bilbraut (güiro), Adam O’Farrill (trumpet)
Soloists: Bobby Porcelli (alto sax), Reynaldo Jorge (trombone)

8. Tanguango
Composer: Astor Piazzolla
Arranger: Michael Philip Mossman
Guest: Hector Del Curto (bandoneón)
Soloists: Bobby Porcelli (alto sax), Michael Philip Mossman (trumpet)

9. Bebê
Composer: Hermeto Pascoal
Arranger: Jovino Santos Neto
Guest: Paquito D’Rivera (clarinet)
Soloists: Paquito D’Rivera (clarinet), Jason Marshall (baritone sax)

10. A Night in Tunisia
Composer: Dizzy Gillespie
Arranger: Michael Philip Mossman
Soloists: John Walsh (trumpet), Earl McIntyre (trombone), David De Jesus (soprano sax)

11. 40 Acres and a Burro
Composer: Arturo O’Farrill
Soloists: Ivan Renta (tenor sax), Arturo O’Farrill (piano)


Musicians:

Alto Sax:David De Jesus, Bobby Porcelli (lead)
Tenor Sax:Peter Brainin, Ivan Renta (lead)
Baritone Sax: Jason Marshall
Trumpets: Seneca Black, Michael Philip Mossman (lead), Jim Seeley, John Walsh
Trombones: Reynaldo Jorge (lead), Tokunori Kajiwara, Earl McIntyre, Gary Valente
Piano: Arturo O’Farrill
Bass: Ricardo Rodríguez
Drums: Vince Cherico
Congas: Roland Guerrero
Percussion: Joe González

Featured Guest: Paquito D’Rivera (clarinet)

Guests:
Pablo O. Bilbraut (güiro)
Heather Martin Bixler (violin)
Hector Del Curto (bandoneón)
Yuri Juárez (guitar)
Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón (cajón, cajita, quijada)
Sharon Moe (French horn)
Guilherme Monteiro (guitar)
Adam O’Farrill (trumpet)
Jeff Scott (French horn)


On “40 Acres and a Burro”, 2009 GRAMMY winner Arturo O’Farrill presents his New York based Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO) in two exciting O’Farrill originals, and nine stand-out tracks covering the entire Caribbean and South American universe, defining contemporary Latin Big Band Jazz in the 21st century. Principal guest artist : the legendary clarinetist and nine-time GRAMMY winner Paquito D’Rivera!

The internationally renowned New York-based pianist, composer, arranger, and band leader Arturo O’Farrill has been at the vanguard of forward-thinking Latin Jazz for several decades.

Since its founding in 2003, Arturo O’Farrill’s ALJO has become the world’s leading latin jazz big band, with a vast repertory from the genre’s Afro-Cuban classics to dozens of new works especially commissioned by the ALJO, and premiered on their CD recordings.

Achieving a GRAMMY nomination for its first (non-ZOHO) release in 2006, the ALJO won the GRAMMY in the Latin Jazz category for his ZOHO big band release “Song for Chico” (ZMR 200804) in 2009.

CD title and closing track “40 Acres and a Burro” (= Mule)is a historic allusion to the Civil War practice of providing farmland to Black slaves who became free men after Union armies occupied areas of the Confederacy in 1865. It can be understood as an ironic reference to the ALJO’s separation from its founding organization at New York’s Lincoln Center and its subsequent re-birth as an independent not-for-profit corporation with annual residencies at “Symphony Space”, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Anticipated significant retail demand, as Arturo O’Farrill and the ALJO have continuous live performing presences in New York and around the U.S.

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