Alegria, Gabriel

Saponegro, 2021CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 27.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 74
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Peruvian trumpeter and composer Gabriel Algeria leads the Afro-Peruvian Sextet with Laura Andrea Leguía (sax), Yuri Juárez (g), Mario Cuba (b), Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón (perc) and Hugo Alcázar (d). Guest poet Kitty O’Meara provides the lyrics for the “Opening: And The People Stayed Home” and “Reprise: Y La Gente Se Quendo En Casa”. In between we get the “Social Distancing” suite illustrating the pandemic in 4 parts: “Covid-19”, “The New Normal”, “George and Breonna” and “The Mask”. After dancing around the title track and visiting the state of the pandemic and recovery, Gabriel dives into some funky Afro Caribbean beats, notably on “Octavio Y Natalia” and “Any Day Now” giving us some music to make sequestering almost good!


Publicist: Terri Hinte