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Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Diablo en Brooklyn

Read "Diablo en Brooklyn" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Gabriel Alegría is proud of the first five recordings by his Afro-Peruvian Sextet, but he's more proud of his sixth, Diablo en Brooklyn, than the rest. First, it's his first Sextet release completely recorded in Peru. Second, it reprises in-concert versions of band originals released on previous albums plus a twelve-minute hothouse expedition through the Gershwins' ...

Diablo en Brooklyn

Label: Saponegro Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Caras II (Live); Part 3 - The Brooklyn Suite; Buscando a Huevito (Live); The Brooklyn Suite - Part 2; Summertime (Live); Part 4 - The Brooklyn Suite; El Norte (Live); The Brooklyn Suite - Part 1.

Karachacha: Aire Peruano

Label: Saponegro Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Aires De La Costa; Quimba; Campo Verde; Sanguito; Lágrima Feliz; Summertime; Eva; Bensoba

Ciudad De Los Reyes

Label: Saponegro Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: La Puertecita; Carrusel De Luces; Tarde O Temprano; La Esquina Del Pensamiento; Capicua; Junio Y Garua; Caras II; A Lima Llego El Tondero (Triste); A Lima Llego El Tondero (Fuga De Tondero); Moon River; La Princesa Voladora; El Primer Final; Ciudad De Los Reyes

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Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet: Ciudad De Los Reyes

Read "Ciudad De Los Reyes" reviewed by Skip Heller

Trumpeter Gabriel Alegria has all but issued a mission statement to establish and cultivate a Peruvian/jazz style. Unlike most styles of Latin music, like montuno-based Afro-Cuban and bossa nova, Peruvian music does not stem from the clave rhythm, but instead from 12/8 (or 6/8, depending on who is your resident self-proclaimed expert). In short, it's a ...

Nuevo Mundo

Label: Saponegro Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Buscando a "Huevito"; Summertime; El Norte; Las Hijas Del Sol; El Sur; Piano De Patio Y Bongo; El Mar.Buscando a "Huevito"; Summertime; El Norte; Las Hijas Del Sol; El Sur; Piano De Patio Y Bongo; El Mar.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Gabriel Alegria: Nuevo Mundo

Read "Nuevo Mundo" reviewed by Elliott Simon

The latest buzz in New York City world music is jazz of the Afro-Peruvian variety. The newly opened Tutuma Social Club on 56th Street is slaking jazz's insatiable thirst for new symbiotic styles courtesy of musical director and trumpeter Gabriel Alegria. Nuevo Mundo has his sextet and an assortment of invited guests meeting the music head ...


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