AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Professor Sanabria delivers a marvelous tribute to the Machito Orchestra's Kenya sessions by re-working Machito's landmark 1957 Latin jazz album with his Manhattan School of Music's Afro-Cuban Orchestra. Although repertoire renderings can sometimes fall short of the original classic recordings, it does not happen here. The distinguishing factors are the vibrant energy and superb musicality the young musicians bring to the performance. The uptempo mambo Frenzyunleashes the pack that quickly sets out to establish a qualitative standard of improvisational prowess, making you go: WOW! Cándido Camero guests on Kenya, Wild Jungle and Tururato, and swings delightfully...