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Ray Barretto: Time Was – Time Is

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For his latest CD Ray Barretto fields a crack lineup of New York City jazzers in young alto-sax star Myron Walden, pianist Robert Rodriguez, bassist Sean Conly, trumpeter Joe Magnarelli and drummer Vince Cherico. Veteran percussionist and Afro-Cuban historian Bobby Sanabria adds authentic flavor to the Cuban lullaby “Drume Negrita,” Conly’s infectious dance hall number “Palladium Nights” and a dramatic 12/8 reading of the gospel classic “Motherless Child.”

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