Con Alma Y Fuego
While jazz has long been considered a distinctly American art form, it cannot be denied that the form is and always has been a stylistic amalgam of the many rich cultural traditions that defines our national character and identity. In “Con Alma y Fuego” (“With Soul and Fire”), JazzReach explores the origins and evolution of Latin Jazz and highlights the contributions and music of groundbreaking artists such as Mario Bauza, Machito, Dizzy Gillespie, Chico O’Farrill, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Irakere, Eddie Palmieri and Fort Apache. The extraordinary musicians in Metta Quintet take you on a rich musical journey that illustrates the degree to which the American experience and the sound of jazz have been greatly influenced, enhanced, expanded and refined by these rich, vibrant and diverse cultural heritages.
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