In the distant future, when our space explorers finally make contact with extraterrestrial life, it will surprise no one if those beings are big fans of Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, whose music sounds like it was unearthed from the wreckage of a crashed alien spacecraft from the planet Sabroso.
In recent years, with albums such as Mulatos (Ot
Track Listing: Nuevo Manto; Metisse; African Sunrise; Dos Caminos; Iyawo; Paralelo; Muevete En D.
Personnel: Omar Sosa: keyboards, voice; Miguel Diaz: percussion; Steve Arguelles: drums, electronics;
Childo Tomas: bass, voice; Luis Depestre: saxophones, percussion.
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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