Monday, February 28, 2011

Great NYTimes review of our CubaNOLA show

Music journalist Jon Pareles gave our Symphony Space CubaNOLA show great review in the New York Times here.
New Orleans second-line beat, shaken and tapped on tambourines, started “CubaNOLA: More Than the Spanish Tinge,” the concert by Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra on Saturday night at Symphony Space. Then a cowbell joined in, tilting the rhythm toward Cuba. It was the prologue to a concert devoted to musical kinships: between Cuba and New Orleans, and between generations.
Thank you very much to the NYTimes!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

We're mentioned on A Blog Supreme!

The wonderful folks at NPR's A Blog Supreme have nice story about our Cuba trip here.

Latin Jazz Conversations: Arturo O’Farrill & The Latin Jazz Corner

Latin Jazz blogger Chip Boaz is a bass player, composer, educator, and writer from the San Francisco Bay Area; his blog, Latin Jazz Corner is a great info resource for Latin Jazz fans and musicians.

Here are the tree parts of Chip's wonderful, in-depth interview with Arturo:

Arturo O'Farrill interviewed by Chip Boaz part one
Arturo O'Farrill interviewed by Chip Boaz part two
Arturo O'Farrill interviewed by Chip Boaz part three

Thank you again for your wonderfully interesting, intelligent questions, Chip!

Friday, February 11, 2011

ALJO on JazzSet

ALJO's performance at Newport is now available for listening on NPR JazzSet!
The 1998 performance of "Perdido" by the Chico O'Farrill Orchestra with Arturo O'Farrill on piano is also available as an extra.
Click Here to listen to both performances on NPR JazzSet!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Newport Jazz Festival Performance Airs

ALJO's appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival releases on NPR tomorrow!


Listen to it there, or tune into WBGO 88.3 FM on Sunday, Feb 13 at 6pm.
If you miss that, check back on Wednesday, Feb 16 at 6:30pm for the rebroadcast.