Brilliant Latin jazz from Juan Pablo Torres – a relatively contemporary recording, but one that cooks with a classic feel! During years when true Latin jazz was often lost to slick production or electric instrumentation, Torres always had a way of keeping his sound strong by sticking to the best older modes – core jazzy work by a hip combo that's usually heavy on percussion, and has plenty of room for solos. In addition to JP's trombone, the set also features a shifting lineup with Paquito D'Rivera on clarinet and alto, Jose Vera on tenor, and Arturo Sandoval on trumpet – on tracks that include "Elsa Song", "Rumba Del Cajon", "Dream Of Brazil", "Together Again", "Pick Your Clave", "Pepper Trombone", and "Tropiblues". (Latin, Jazz)CD
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Definitely an all-star set – given that the participants include Dave Valentin on flute, Tito Puente on percussion, Eddie Palmieri on piano, JP Torres on trombone – all great Latin players who really burn strongly here on this 90s live date for the Tropi Jazz label! The format's a bit like older Latin all-stars sessions for Alegre or Fania – driven by Cuban descarga energy, yet put together with a few modern touches at times – leaving some room for guest performances by Michel Camilo on piano and David Sanchez on tenor sax, both of whom underscore the strong jazzy sound of the music. Felipe Luciano is the master of ceremonies – and titles on this first volume include "On Fire", "Straight Street", "Rumba De Cajon", "Bembe", "Suite 925-2828", "Five Beat Mambo", and "Every Day I Have The Blues". (Latin, Jazz)CD