Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: Bien Bien!

Author:Tamargo, Luis
 
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WAYNE WALLACE LATIN JAZZ QUINTET

Bien Bien!

(Patois)

The second Patois release of Wayne Wallace's cohesive, San Francisco-based quintet* (augmented this time around with the Ellingtonian trombonist Julian Priester and other distinguished guests) is comprised of three amusing Wallace originals, a tune penned by the Colombian percussionist Memo Acevedo, and five venerable jazz standards refreshingly "Latinized" through Wallace's masterful arrangements, including the exquisite bolero version of Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood" and the phenomenal bomba adaptation of Eddie Harris' "Freedom Jazz Dance" (featuring Kenny Washington's scintillating scat technique). After...

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