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September 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm EDT$15
Brownman Ali — trumpet (Trinidad)
:: Nick Maclean — piano (Canada – subbing for Scott Metcalfe)
:: Paco Luviano — bass (Mexico)
:: Joaquin Nunez — drums (Cuba) — SPECIAL GUEST!
This exciting Latin-jazz outfit delves deeply into both Cuban and Brazilian modern jazz traditions, modeled after the New York Latin-jazz spirit of Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band and featuring some of Toronto’s most acclaimed jazz and Latin music specialists, all under the direction of 2x National Jazz Award winning trumpet player BROWNMAN ALI (who also leads the much lauded Latin-jazz group CRUZAO, winners of the Montreal Jazz Fest’s “Grand Prix Du Jazz Award”). The group is named after the Arecibo radio telescope housed in Puerto Rico – the largest radio telescope in the world, responsible for the deepest exploration of space mankind has achieved to date. Energized, exploratory, thought-provoking and starring top-shelf musicians from Trinidad, Mexico, Cuba and Canada, they are not to be missed!
“Brownman Ali does it again as a mastermind creating bands as vehicles for his creative output. His unbridled versatility always pays huge dividends when he adapts and integrates his own unique jazz voice to straight ahead jazz, funk, hip-hop and Latin sounds, and ARECIBO is yet another example of his chameleon like abilities to fit into any mode of music. In Arecibo he has assembled a great band that brings all 4 of those elements together into a sound that – like the trumpet player himself – is one-of-a-kind with it’s own special identity.”
— My Kind Of Town, C. Gayle, Live Jazz Reviews