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Afro Bop Alliance

Afro Bop Alliance is an exciting Latin Jazz septet from Annapolis Maryland, which performs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. These talented musicians always thrill audiences with their infectious polyrhythmic grooves, harmonic colorings, and improvisational flights. The band's influences come from the musical styles of the many different cultures which come together under the umbrella of "Latin" or "Latin Jazz." Afro Bop's focus is to blend all of these wonderful Latin styles and musical traditions with each member's jazz experiences to forge their own band sound. At the 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, Afro Bop Alliance was awarded a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Recording their 2008 CD, Caribbean Jazz Project - Afro Bop Alliance featuring Dave Samuels


Angel Eyes

Label: Zoho Music
Released: 2014
Track listing: The Jinx; Three For Juju; Ziggy the Crooner; Barbara; Homenaje; Nature Boy; Inner Urge; Fete Antilles; Angel Eyes; This Is For Albert; Minor Details.


Article: Album Review

Afro Bop Alliance: Angel Eyes

Read "Angel Eyes" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Latin Grammy Award-winning group Afro Bop Alliance lend their infectious hard-driving and percussive Latin-tinged sound to Angel Eyes, the group's fifth album staking one more claim for yet another future Latin Grammy nod. Known for their percolating percussion as well as dipping into straight ahead jazz, this Washington D.C. based octet lets the rumba rumble, the ...


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The Gathering

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 0
Duration: 5:42


Afro Bop Alliance

Label: Heads Up International
Released: 2008
Track listing: Rendezvous; Naima; Five for Elvin; Soul Sauce; Picture Frame; Stolen Moments; Birds of a Feather; Afro Green; Bemsha Swing.


Article: Album Review

Caribbean Jazz Project: Afro Bop Alliance

Read "Afro Bop Alliance" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Fra i più interessanti vibrafonisti contemporanei c'è di sicuro Dave Samuels. Ha cominciato ad incidere con Gerry Mulligan finendo alla ECM con il progetto Double Image e con un'incisione, ristampata su CD, insieme ad Art Lande e Paul McCandless. Successivamente ha trovato una sua strada in contesti di fusion come gli Spyro Gyra e con la ...


Article: Album Review

Caribbean Jazz Project: Afro Bop Alliance

Read "Afro Bop Alliance" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Lionel Hampton was one of the first “real" jazz vibraphonists. In more recent years, Gary Burton has been among those who have kept the instrument an integral part of the jazz scene. However, another name is also synonymous with the instrument. That is Dave Samuels.A longtime member of Spyro Gyra who occasionally reunites with ...


Una Mas

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 0


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