O’Farrill, Arturo

Zoho, 2013CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 20.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: O’Farrill is a name that has strong positive association with Cuban jazz. Arturo performs in front of Chico’s Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra in a live session at Birdland in New York. They shine on both ballads and cookers especially the calypso beats of “Exhuberante”. We also enjoyed the rich brass harmonies on “Delrio” with Arturo tickling the ivory in the core. The drums and percussion are vibrant throughout notably on “Cuban Ritual”. The recording takes us close to being there with a strong reproduction of the set.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services