Con­ver­sato­rio sobre Música Cubana

April 17, 2003 - 5:15 PM

Juan Pablo Tor­res
Noted Cuban Trom­bon­ist
Trom­bone Man, 2003 and Two-time Grammy Nominee

Son, Que Che­vere
From reviewer Luis de Que­sada: “Cuba’s mas­ter trom­bon­ist Juan Pablo Tor­res has a great clas­sic here. In this album, Tor­res stays away from fusion and con­cen­trates in Cuban “son” rhythms, which are guar­an­teed to delight his fans and all Afro-Cuban music lovers. Tor­res has “returned” to record with his old Havana vet­eran musi­cian bud­dies, like mas­ter “bater­ista” Jose Luis “Chan­guito” Quin­tana, and “Tata” Guines on con­gas. Also fea­tured in this CD are lumi­nar­ies, like mas­ter sax­o­phon­ist Javier Zalva, a vet­eran of Havana’s Cuban­ismo record­ing ses­sions, tres gui­tar vet­eran player and sonero Aldo del Rio, sonero/bolerista singer Lazaro Reyes, “Albita-like” singer Maria Elena Lazo, Emilio del Monte and Chan­guito on “pailas”, Jorge Reyes on bass, Tony Perez and Nel­son Pical­los on piano, Jesus el Quino on bon­goes and cow­bell and cho­rus by Juan Pablo Tor­res him­self, Maria Elena Lazo and Elsa Torres.”

Juan Pablo Tor­res is Musi­cal Direc­tor of the Cuban Jam Con­cert of April 19 (Lin­coln Center).