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).