WEEK-END PARIS-NEW YORK
New York, it’s also the city of music. jazz, of course...
Featured this weekend: Arturo O’Farrill with all his influences, and the songs of Ethan Lipton who takes the banality of life and twists them. swinging and delicious.
The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is one of the best jazz orchestras today, with a reputation for its exceptional soloists. It’s directed by New Yorker Arturo O’Farrill, a pianist, composer and educator who was born in Mexico. Arturo has followed in the footsteps of his father, composer Chico O’Farrill, a Cuban immigrant. His career began in the Carla Bley Big Band in 1979 and then he became a soloist alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, the Fort Apache Band, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte… His premier album with the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Una Noche Inolvidable, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2006. It’s the same for Song for Chic. In 2015, Arturo was the winner of the Latin Jazz Achievement Award. The prizes are linked. Solo, with his orchestra, or together in small ensembles, he has toured the international scenes. His music’s dazzling rhythms realises the dream of Dizzy Gillespie- it’s “universal”.