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Bobby Sanabria

Multiverse
CD (Jazzheads BS2012), Released 2012;
Editor's Pick:
If you stare long enough at the cover of this album, you realize that its creator, percussionist/ composer/ educator Bobby Sanabria, always aims for the stars. Whether leading his own ensembles or the students who make up the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Mr. Sanabria does not settle for the mundane or just plain good. Within the first minute of “Multiverse” (Jazzheads), the new recording by the Bobby Sanabria Big Band, you know you have to fasten your seat belts; this 19-piece ensemble (plus vocalists) is in hyper-drive... “Chacita”, composed by the great Puerto Rican songwriter Rafael Hernandez (who toured with the James Reese Europe Band), is an absolute “smoker” with fiery solos from saxophonists John Beaty (alto) and Jeff Lederer (tenor)... There’s much more to capture your attention (including the funky barn-burning finale “The Chicken/From Havana To Harlem - 100 Years of Mauro Bauza”); believe me. if you turn up the volume when you put on this album, you’ll be wringing sweat from your shirt before the first ballad. The rhythmic drive on this recording is life-affirming and, when you add the rock-solid bass of Leo Traversa, sitting still is not an option. Do not pass it by... (label, 2012-08-03)
Song titles include:
The French Connection
Cachita
Jump Shot
Over The Rainbow
Que Viva Candido!
Wordsworth Ho!
Speak No Evil
Broken Heart
Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite For Ellington
The Chicken-From Havana To Harlem - 100 Years Of Mario Bauza
Musicians include:
Bobby Sanabria – musical director, drum set w/ timbalitos, all Percussion
Cristian Rivera – congas, background vocals
Obanilú Allende – bongo/cencerro
Matthew González – bongó/cencerro
Hiram “El Pavo” Remón – lead vocals Cachita, background vocals
Enrique Haneine - piano
Leo Traversa – 5 string electric bass, background vocals
David Dejesus – lead alto sax, soprano sax, flute
John Beaty – alto sax, flute
Peter Brainin – tenor sax, clarinet
Norbert Stachel – tenor sax, clarinet, flute
Jeff Lederer – tenor sax
Danny Rivera – baritone sax, bass clarinet
Kevin Bryan (lead), Shareef Clayton, Jonathan Barnes, Andrew Neesley - trumpet
Dave Miller (lead), Tim Sessions, Joe Beaty - trombones
Chris Washburne – bass trombone, tuba, dijeridoo
Chareneè Wade – lead vocal Over The Rainbow, background vocals
La Bruja/Caridad De la Luz – spoken word/rap, coro
...more!
Category: Latin Jazz => Latin Jazz
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