The San Francisco Bay Area has a deep well of talented musicians who play jazz as well as they play Afro-Cuban music. Pianist Rebeca Mauleon has been one of the strongest forces on that scene for years, as both a musician and an educator. After her last CD, Round Trip (Bembe), was released in 1999 she took some time off to stay close to home and her family. But she is experiencing a comeback with Latin Fire, which is a like a musical version of one of her captivating educational lectures on how to create great Afro-Cuban jazz.
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