Cubalinda

COMPOSERS: Alfredo Rodriguez
LABELS: Hannibal
PERFORMER: Rodriguez (p) with Cuban musicians
CATALOGUE NO: HNCD 1399 (distr. Rykodisc)

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The glue that holds together Afro-Cuban music is the clave, a two-bar rhythmic pattern, and Rodriguez, a Latin jazz virtuoso, uses a combination of street musicians and studio musicians to beat it out under his piano montunos. The result is authentic, exciting, sweaty and steamy Latin jazz at its best. SN