The Gathering

Caribbean Jazz Project

The Gathering
  • CAT # CCD-2125-25

    1. Rendezvous 5:22
    2. Stolen Moments 7:28
    3. See You In A Minute 4:54
    4. The Gathering 5:55
    5. Bemsha Swing 7:38
    6. Libertad 4:52
    7. El Guarachero Intrigozo (The Scheming Party Animal) 5:37
    8. The Path 5:50
    9. Masacoteando (In The Groove) 3:05

One of the most refreshingly innovative groups in Latin jazz today, the Caribbean Jazz Project - co-led by Dave Samuels and Dave Valentin - never fails to surprise and delight listeners with their inspired melding of jazz and Latin music. Whether putting a fresh, Latin spin on jazz standards (such as playing Oliver Nelson's "Stolen Moments" as a cha cha in 7/4-time, or recasting Thelonious Monk's "Bemsha Swing" as a mambo!), or bringing their compelling original compositions to life with distinctive artistry and virtuosity (such as Valentin's groovin' song "See You In A Minute", or Samuels' Puerto Rico spiced bomba "The Path", the Caribbean Jazz Project has created a signature sound unlike any other group in Latin jazz. Re-joining the Caribbean Jazz Project in this special gathering are pianist Dario Eskenazi (a member of the original group) and special guest and CJP alumnus Paquito D'Rivera, making The Gathering a recording event that's not to be missed!

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