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Arturo O’Farrill | Song for Chico – [Zoho Music, 2008]

Arturo O'Farrill, Song for Chico2008 Grammy Award WINNER For Best Latin Jazz Album
!!! Arturo O’Farrill, Song for Chico.

By now, Arturo O’Farrill has his own following, not just those who are interested in the popular “guests” he has had on previous work. His piano range is wide, both in style and technique. This album showcases his arranging and leadership talent, as well. Anyone who enjoys the rhythms of Afro-Cuban music will appreciate the tight style of the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra that makes just listening without moving to the beat almost impossible. A deft mix of old and new tunes, including the title homage to his father, Chico, who was such a force in bring this music to the USA over half a century ago. The update on the classic “Caravan” makes a great start for the CD. Don’t miss his “Picadillo“, the best version since Cal Tjader’s. Here’s hoping that this proves the springboard for greater recognition and success. —Porterfiend

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