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Take Five with Javier Perez Sandoval of Carrera Quinta

Read "Take Five with Javier Perez Sandoval of Carrera Quinta" reviewed by Javier Perez Sandoval

Meet Javier Perez Sandoval: Javier Perez Sandoval's Carrera Quinta is a Colombian sextet established in 2006 by composers Javier and Francy Montalvo. The band blends contemporary jazz with traditional Colombian music from the Andean region, creating an unique, intense and powerful sound. After recording their debut album En Esencia in 2009, the group expanded to an eighteen-piece orchestra delivering their second album Carrera Quinta Big Band. The album features compositions awarded in 2013 by Bogotá´s department of Arts, ...

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Carrera Quinta Big Band: Untitled

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The future of big bands, it seems, may be trending southward. Exhibit A, submitted in 2014, was the superb SpokFrevo Orquestra from Brazil, and now comes the similarly impressive Carrera Quinta Big Band from Bogota, Colombia, of all places. Yes, amigos, it's clear that big-band jazz is alive and well south of the Equator. More than that, it encompasses a unique new perspective that interweaves the best of two worlds: contemporary American jazz and traditional harmonies and rhythms from South ...


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