Today, Origen Records releases Call, the new CD by Cuban percussionist and composer Arturo Stable. Call redefines the outer limits of Latin jazz through complex and compelling original works and an outpouring of virtuosic performances by Stable and his quintet.
Call is the follow-up to Stable’s 2007 Origen Records release Notes on Canvas, a critically-lauded effort that featured aural interpretations of iconic paintings by Monet, Picasso and other masters.
“I see Call as a culmination of some of the material that I started developing in Notes on Canvas,” the 34-year old innovator explains. “I see some new and positive elements in my playing that I like very much, and a cohesive sound throughout the album that I’m especially happy with. But there’s a contrast between the two albums that’s enjoyable as well.”
Call’s riveting qualities stem from Stable’s choice of musicians and how he chose to record the session. Call is a quintet outing that showcases pianist Aruan Ortiz, bassist Edward Perez, saxophonist Javier Vercher and drummer Francisco Mela, with special guest Ian Izquierdo on violin. Continue reading