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Bobby Sanabria: Big Band Urban Folktales

Big Band Urban Folktales swings as hard as one could want, yet offers music that will excite dancers skilled enough to keep up with the often driving polyrhythms. Add to that some strong soloists and you have a powerful combination.

Sanabria, drums, percussion, vibraphone, marimba, etc., has assembled first-rate players for the tight, mostly fiery ensembles, as well as soloists that consistently add fuel. With the exception of two vocal tracks, “Since I Fell for You,” featuring Charenee Wade, and “Besame Mucho,” spotlighting 76-year-old Hiram Remon, the band smokes its way through a variety of material by numerous composers.

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