The O’Farrill Brothers -][- GIANT PEACH – [ZOHO Music, 2011] – MUSIC REVIEW –
The dawning of a new day is here, I say this because the primary leaders of this talented group stems from a deep heritage of traditional jazz and Latin music. Composer / trumpeter Adam and his brother drummer Zack O’Farrill are the new voices that have surface from the womb of the legendary O’Farrill Family. The dynamic duo with ensemble arrives this season to invigorate the hearts, minds, souls and spirits with their fascinating debut album “GIANT PEACH” on ZOHO Music.
As third generation musicians, after listening to The O’Farrill Brothers it’s understated on my behalf to say that they’re steeped in the tradition of jazz. The lyricism in opening piece explains way, the impending melodies and influences slowly begin to exude from and through the spirit of their beloved and iconic grandfather and pianist Chico O’Farrill on “Stablemates.” In the meantime, the groups interpretation of this classic was originally composed and recorded by the legendary Benny Golson, however at this stage they emulate the details of these flawless and attractive nuances to perfection.
To capture the heart, soul and quality of this music the brothers inevitably had to call in some like minded soldiers to the studio to accentuate with their individual voices and the intricacies embodied in these superb songs features the consummate Livio Almedia on tenor saxophone, Zaccai Curtis (The Curtis Brothers) – piano and Michael Sacks plays the bass. Continue reading