August 18, 2011

WISE DYNASTY:

Arturo O'Farrill And The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra On JazzSet (Becca Pulliam, 7/21/11, Jazz Set)

"After years of trying, finally getting [to Newport] was special," the driven and accomplished bandleader/pianist Arturo O'Farrill says as he thinks back on this sweltering set from August 2010.

O'Farrill is at the center of a dynasty between his father, composer Chico O'Farrill (1921-2001), and his son Adam, on trumpet here today. Zack, a younger son, plays drums, while Arturo's wife, Alison Deane, is a classical pianist and professor at City College in New York.


Posted by Orrin Judd at August 18, 2011 7:55 AM
  
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