There is nothing more exciting, more sensuous, than the fusion of jazz and Latin. With New York’s Lincoln Center now the home of Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, the history and future of that hybrid genre seems assured. Having stated that, it’s sad to report that Una Noche Inolvidable (One Unforgettable Night) is somewhat disappointing. O’Farrill has said “Jazz and Latin have their roots in dance.” But this album is based on his own program, “celebration of the great Latin jazz vocalists.”
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