Eladio Reinón & Latin Big Band ft. Bebo Valdés - Afrocuban Jazz Suite nº1 (1999)
EAC RIP | APE+CUE+LOG ~ 410 MB | 09 Tracks | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps ~ 175 MB | ArtWork
Genre: World, Jazz, Cuban & Latin | Label: Fresh Sound World Jazz | Cat. No.: FSW004
Reinón, a saxophonist and bandleader from Barcelona, was smart enough to hook up in the late '90s with the overlooked pianist Valdes and include him in two projects, the Latin Jazz Octet and the Latin Big Band. The big band, like the octet, is a work of joy; Valdes composed a suite that lasts nearly an hour, and it's exceptional. It swings, lightly. The band, rehearsed, articulates the arrangements perfectly. Four of the pieces last over ten minutes, the montunos motoring with all the cool of a 12-cylinder engine.