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Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra: Song for Chico

Read "Song for Chico" reviewed by Tom Greenland

Like the great Thad Jones-Mel Lewis band, pianist Arturo O'Farrill's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra combines the best aspects of a big horn sound with small-group finesse and flexibility. Song for Chico, O'Farrill's tribute to his legendary father, evinces the influences of South American rhythms, hard bop and what might be termed “post-Latin," representing the latest branchings of ...