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June 24, 2014 Cubans with a New York Twist This isn't your father's Cuban jazz By LARRY BLUMENFELD To close a May concert at Harlem's Apollo Theater, Arturo O'Farrill led his orchestra through “The Afro Cuban Jazz Suite,” a landmark work by his father, the late composer and bandleader Chico O'Farrill. That suite, first recorded in 1950, imagined anew...
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DownBeat Magazine – Review

DownBeat Magazine – 2012-08 by Ned Sublette Yosvany Terry - Today’s Opinion (Criss Cross jazz 1343) Today’s Opinion, Yosvany Terry’s third title as a leader, is the latest dispatch from the ongoing redefinition of Latin jazz. Lyrical, complex and caffeinated, it combines the instrumentation and ground rules of the classic hard-bop quintet with the rhythmic savvy of Afro-Cuban...
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Jazzwise Magazine – Review

Jazzwise Magazine, London. Writer Tony Hall. Today’s Opinion/ Criss Cross Jazz 1343 Terry (as, ss, chekere); Michael Rodriguez (t); Osmany Paredes (p); Yunior Terry (b); Obed Calvaire (d); Pedro Martinez (perc, v); plus Gonzalo Rubalcaba (keys). Rec: October 2011 Yosvany Terry is currently a member of the Eddie Palmieri band. Born in central Cuba, he studied at the...
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Jazz Times – Review

Yosvany Terry New Throned King 5Passion
Mentored and initiated into the West African Dahomeyan tradition in Matanzas, Cuba (where it is known as Arará Sabalú), saxophonist and composer Yosvany Terry set out to document a repertoire of sacred music and ceremony faithfully preserved since the 19th century. The result is...
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