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Bobby Carcassés New Album "De La Habana a Nueva York" 9 songs...featuring Dafnis Prieto: drums, Yosvany Terry: saxophone & chekere, Osmany Paredes: piano, Yunior Terry: bass, Marvin Diz: percussion, special guest Andrea Bratchfeld: flute. Whereas in the past he has been popularly known as the perfect “Showman” and Entertainer, Bobby is now considered the ultimate Guru of Afrocuban Jazz, offering inspiration to the up and coming generation of new Cuban Jazz musicians as many of the Best new talents have started their careers playing with Bobby’s band. He was born on August 29th 1938 in Kingston Jamaica, where his Cuban grandfather worked as a Diplomat

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dafnis Prieto Big Band: Back to the Sunset

Read "Back to the Sunset" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The alliance of Latin music and American jazz ripened on these shores more than seventy years ago, nourished by pioneers such as Mario Bauza, Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie, Machito, Tito Puente and others. It has been carried forward and enhanced since then by a succession of remarkable innovators including in recent years the Cuban-born drummer Dafnis ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Dafnis Prieto: Experiments in Spontaneity

Read "Dafnis Prieto: Experiments in Spontaneity" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Improvisation--music in the moment, eloquently once called “the sound of surprise"--takes place in genres besides jazz. But in America's indigenous art form, it is a cornerstone. The degree to which a song might contain improv varies greatly. Sometimes it's hard to tell in a highly arranged piece where the musicians are taking liberties. Other times its ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

27th Havana International Jazz Festival: Havana, Cuba, December 15-18, 2011

Read "27th Havana International Jazz Festival: Havana, Cuba, December 15-18, 2011" reviewed by Louis Heckheimer

27th Havana International Jazz Festival Havana International Jazz Festival Plaza Havana, Cuba December 15-18, 2011 [Note: This is the second of a series of articles reporting on concerts and other activities that took place, as well as profiles of Cuban musicians who took part.] The Havana International Jazz Festival ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Bobby Carcasses Brings His Afrojazz to The Jazz Gallery, NYC

Read "Bobby Carcasses Brings His Afrojazz to The Jazz Gallery, NYC" reviewed by Tomas Pena

Bobby Carcasses Jazz Gallery New York, New York March 11, 2010 Afro-Cuban Jazz guru Bobby Carcasses made a rare New York appearance at New York's Jazz Gallery, an international cultural center and performance space located in downtown Manhattan. The elder statesman is celebrating 50 years in the music ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Seamlessly Wedding Cuban Rhythm to American Jazz

Seamlessly Wedding Cuban Rhythm to American Jazz

Bobby Carcasses is a singer, trumpeter, pianist, conguero and connector in Cuban jazz. As a bandleader, big-band sideman and a founder of the first jazz festival in Cuba, in 1980, he's spent his career attending to the equal relationship between the guaguanco-rumba-guaracha spectrum and the swing-jazz-blues spectrum. That relationship might sound natural, but it's also a ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

He Opened Door to Jazz in Cuba

He Opened Door to Jazz in Cuba

With his dark blue velvet suit and carefully groomed white hair, Bobby Carcasses does not look like a rebel, but like a man who is happiest at the center of an old-fashioned cultural salon. On a sunny afternoon last week, he seemed right at home in CubaOcho, the plush Little Havana gallery and lounge, talking softly ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Barney McAll: Dynamic Pianist And Composer

Read "Barney McAll: Dynamic Pianist And Composer" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Composer and pianist Barney McAll is a leading light of the new Brooklyn--the New York borough that is the fount of much that is new in jazz. The spectrum of McAll's music is wide, ranging from mood-setting jazz ensemble recordings to electronica. But it all comes down to the notes, and their relation to each other. ...


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