Latin Jazz lovers, this one’s for you! I’ve been wanting Yosvany Terry Cabrera’s “Metamorphosis” for a long time and finally it’s here in my hands via iTunes! If you seriously dig Afro-Cuban Jazz, this joint by saxophonist Cabrera is definitely the one to listen to and pick up at your leisure. ~ The Urban Flux
Yosvany Terry Cabrera | Metamorphosis – [Kindred Rhythm, 2006]Born in Cuba, Terry received his early music training from his father, Eladio “Don Pancho” Terry, Cuba’s leading chekeré player and the founder/director of Orquesta Maravillas de Florida, one of Cuba’s most important charanga bands. Continuing his music studies in Cuba, Terry attended the National School of Art (ENA) and Amadeo Roldan Conservatory. He played with many legendary and influential artists such as Chucho Valdés, Cubanismo and Silvio Rodriguez. Later Terry formed his own group, the innovative Columna B, which, as Cuban pianist Omar Sosa has said in an interview, took “Cuban jazz in a different direction” and was “his favorite band at that time” (Latin Beat Magazine, Tom Ehrlich). Soon, Terry and Columna B were touring in both the U.S. and Europe. Open to the many influences in the international music scene, Terry’s music continued to evolve, incorporating other styles such as American jazz and timba music from Cuba. “We learned how to polish and develop our craft in a very special and intuitive sense,” reflects Terry.
Yosvany Terry Cabrera’s debut album, “Metamorphosis,” showcases his musical virtuosity and energy that he has pursued in his career with passion and dedication. Metamorphosis debuts Terry’s talents as a bandleader, composer, arranger, and powerful musician and features some of New York’s finest jazz musicians.
“Metamorphosis” is the perfect word to describe Terry’s musical journey and this fresh collection of compositions. Each track musically expresses a different experience he has had along the way. Havana, New York City and beyond: all of his influences can be heard on this album. The compositions and improvisations flow from rhythmic, energetic avant-garde to mellifluous lyricism.
Terry has now given the world a collection of contemporary jazz tracks which will open many ears, fusing the richness of his Afro-Cuban roots with the brightest, new sounds and spirit in the world of jazz.
– Personnel – Yosvany Terry Cabrera: saxophone Avishai Cohen: trumpet Mike Moreno: guitar Luis Perdomo: piano Hans Glawishnig: bass James Genus: bass Yunior Terry Cabrera: bass Pedro Martinez: percussion Dafnis Prieto: drums Jeff “Tain” Watts: drums.