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Rumba Club: Espiritista

Read "Espiritista" reviewed by Joel Roberts


Rumba Club didn't just hop on the latest Latin music bandwagon. The nine-member ensemble has been playing spirited jazz and salsa around the Baltimore area for over a decade. And with any luck, Espiritista, their fine new release on the Palmetto label, will help win them more than a regional following.

With a three-horn front line and four percussionists, plus piano andbass, Rumba Club offers a funky, energetic blend of Afro-Caribbean and straight-ahead jazz that sounds about equal parts Tito ...

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Rumba Club: Espiritista

Read "Espiritista" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Produced by bassist, percussionist Andy Gonzalez of the renowned “Fort Apache Band”, “Rumba Club” fuses Latin and Afro-Caribbean rhythms with a straight up, front line horn section amid heterogeneous rhythmic structures on Espiritista ! The proceedings commence with a spunky version of Wayne Shorter’s “Children of the Night” featuring crystalline phrasing by alto saxophonist Paul Hannah along with balanced yet at times turbulent rhythms and a harmonious, cordial horn arrangement. Trumpeter, Alexander Pope Norris displays a crafty pen on his ...


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