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Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet CD Release Celebration
July 02, 2013
Releasing their fourth-album Latin jazz - Jazz Latin
Tuesday, July 2
Join the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet as they celebrate the release of their fourth recording, Latin Jazz – Jazz Latin. The evening is sure to delight music lovers alike as the Grammy nominated band performs highlights from this latest release on Wallace's Patois Records as well as other favorites from previous recordings To Hear From There, ¡Bien Bien! and Infinity. The Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet will be joined by special guests Elena Pinderhughes on flute, Tregar Otton on violin, John Worley on trumpet and Masaru Koga on tenor saxophone.
Latin Jazz - Jazz Latin
More than a bit of word play, the title of trombonist and composer Wayne Wallace’s revelatory new CD Latin Jazz - Jazz Latin represents the cyclical sensibility that animates his music. Every tune reflects the inexorable flow of rhythmic currents between Caribbean and African-American communities, a diaspora communion responsible for unprecedented creative ferment. An invaluable creative catalyst on the Bay Area music scene since the 1970s, the five-time Grammy Award nominee is revered as an educator, player, arranger, and producer with his label, Patois Records. Latin Jazz - Jazz Latin, is Quintet’s seventh Patois release, and the album displays all of the thrilling interplay, melodic invention, and blazing improvisational flights that distinguishes his music.
Wallace’s ¡Bien, Bien! Named one of DownBeat Magazine’s Best CDS of 2010:
“4.5 Stars. A rollicking triumph of styles and genres that is fun from one end to the other.” — James Hale, DownBeat
“Wallace’s arrangements, populated with tightly synched, beefy horn charts and sturdy Latin percussion, are inspired…” ⎯ Jeff Tamarkin, Jazz Times