Rudy Calzado & Paquito D'Rivera & The Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra - A Tribute To Mario Bauza (CD)
Release Date: 07/12/11
Mario Bauza's orchestra joins with Dizzy Gillespie's for a tribute to Bauza.
There are numerous reasons to pay tribute to the bandleader, trumpeter, saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Mario Bauzá (1911-1993), a native of Havana and former resident of New York City. Bauzá's dream has been kept alive by singer/percussionist/composer Pedro 'Rudy' Calzado. Despite personnel changes, Bauzá's big band survived the passage of its founder. Calzado has followed Bauzá's footsteps by surrounding himself with the top big band, Latin jazz arrangers available. On this occasion, as expected, D'Rivera blows up a storm through the following collection of originals and standards.
|Run Time: 59 mins|