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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 ...

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

Read "Song for Chico" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

There's a man doesn't care about labels or genres. He's mainly interested in two things: horns and percussion. It follows that one type of music pleases him more than any other: Latin jazz. Song for Chico, by Arturo O'Farrill and The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, is right up this man's alley.

Pianist and music director ...

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Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra: Song For Chico

Read "Song For Chico" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Arturo O'Farrill's Song for Chico is a disc that would have done the old man proud. The “Chico" of the title is Cuban-born Arturo “Chico" O'Farrill, the senior (b.1921; d.2001), the visionary Latin jazz composer who wrote, most famously, the “Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite," recorded in 1950 by Machito and his Afro-Cuban Orchestra, with none other than ...