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Afro Bop Alliance

September 11, 2016 - Comment

The Caribbean Jazz Project-Afro Bop Alliance, set for release on Heads Up International, recasts nine CJP signature pieces – some by composer/vibraphonist Dave Samuels and others by Coltrane, Monk and other jazz luminaries – in a fresh new light via full-bodied arrangements by the Maryland-based Afro Bop Alliance, one of the most exciting new bands

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The Caribbean Jazz Project-Afro Bop Alliance, set for release on Heads Up International, recasts nine CJP signature pieces – some by composer/vibraphonist Dave Samuels and others by Coltrane, Monk and other jazz luminaries – in a fresh new light via full-bodied arrangements by the Maryland-based Afro Bop Alliance, one of the most exciting new bands on the Latin jazz scene today.

Comments

Davide Cristante says:

Winnin’ Alliance! Just great. I listened “Naima” thanks to a on-line broadcast, first time. Immediatly I got no one doubt: I bought this CD. Soon. And I enjoid very much the hot, elegant beauty of the other tunes of this All-Stars album signed with the ‘chicano’ West-Coast spirit of 70′ and 80′. Expecially ’bout “Soul Sauce” (immortal Cal Tjader in my Godness) and the unespectable, incredibly beautiful, “Stolen Moments”. Oliver Nelson must be very proud of this version. 

Richard D. Guba says:

Afro Bop Alliance is big band latin swing I bought this album due to a newspaper review about its nomination for a Latin Grammy. It actually won the Latin Grammy and was well deserved. Afro Bop Alliance is a group of mostly Navy Band musicians from Annapolis who team up with Dave Samuels, formerly of Spyro Gyra and with Gerry Mulligan. Dave’s group CJP has been around for a while but this is the first pairing of the two groups. The album swings hard and while it is a studio album it sounds like a good live recording with no unnatural…

Stephen C. Knowles says:

“Stolen Moments” worth the price of admission! My cable TV has a ton of all music stations, jazz being one. I heart this take of “Stolen Moments” after recording an MP3 file straight from the cable audio feed. Unfortunately, I didn’t know who the band/artists were, because I wasn’t around during the recording to see the screen notes! I’ve been listening to it on and off for months, and I still get goose bumps from this track (yes, it’s that good!). I finally used google to search for “marimba “stolen moments” “, and this album showed…

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