Miguel Zenón: Sounds of Home and Heroes

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In the last hour, we heard from Rudresh Mahanthappa who, together with Miguel Zenon, has dominated the critics polls for alto players over the past decade Like Mahanthappa, Zenon brings his heritage into the mix featuring the music of Puerto Rico as not just an influence, but an inspiration. Also like Mahanthappa, he pays tribute to his alto hero in his most recent recording to honor Ornette Coleman. Recent music from Miguel Zenón in the next hour of Jazz at 100 Today!


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Miguel Zenón Quartet plus "Tiemblas" from Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook (Marsalis Music) 3:20
  • Miguel Zenón Identities Big Band "My Home" from Identities Are Changeable (Miel Music) 10:41
  • Host speaks 22:02
  • Miguel Zenón Quartet "Típico" from Tipico (Miel Music) 25:07
  • Miguel Zenón Quartet "La Tumbas" from Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera (Miel Music) 33:49
  • Host speaks 41:26
  • Miguel Zenón Featuring Spektral Quarter "Milagrosa" from Yo Soy la Tradición (Miel Music) 45:24
  • Miguel Zenón Quartet "Dee Dee" from Law Years: The Music of Ornette Coleman (Miel Music) 52:18
  • Host Outro 56:47

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