Cuba: The Conversation Continues
Label: Motema Music, LLC
The pianist and bandleader recorded this album in Cuba in December 2014, at the same time that President Obama announced the renewal of diplomatic ties with island officials. After taking over the big band of his father, Cuban jazz innovator Chico O'Farrill, and leading his own Afro-Latin orchestra, this recording is the culmination of his lifelong immersion in Cuban jazz and his desire to record in the country of his roots. It captures his passion beautifully, but also conveys the conflicted nature of the Cuban-American experience. A masterful recording that would have made his father proud.