Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana: Ritmo + Soul
With Ritmo + Soul, trumpet and soprano saxophone work together on "Santos Suárez," as two interwoven voices playing in harmony. Bunnett’s lively C flute and Cramer’s muted trumpet make "Joyful Noise" with a laid-back mood supported by the band. Composed by the husband-wife pair, these two songs and "Francisco’s Dream" offer a mellow adventure through consonant scenes, applying unisons and octaves liberally. Equal parts traditional Afro-Cuban and mainstream jazz, the band’s sound gets a big boost from pianist Hilario Duran and bassist Roberto Occhipinti. Their solo work stands out as both complex and comfortable. Recommended, the 71-minute program has an appeal across genre boundaries.
Track Listing: Santos Su
Personnel: Jane Bunnett- soprano saxophone, C flute, bass flute; Larry Cramer- trumpet; Hilario Duran- piano, coro; Roberto Occhipinti- acoustic bass; Dafnis Prieto- drums; Njacko Backo- kalimba, coro; Ernesto "El Gato" Gatell- bat
Record Label: Blue Note Records