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The Bronx Horns: Silver in the Bronx

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On its second recording, The Bronx Horns pays homage to pianist-composer Horace Silver with 10 Latin-jazz interpretations of Silver favorites arranged by Ray Vega, Marty Sheller, Oscar Hernandez and others.

Led by tenor saxophonist-flutist Mitch Frohman, the eight-musician ensemble serves up splendidly blended, danceable horn arrangements performed by Vega (trumpet/flugelhorn) and Bobby Porcelli (alto sax). Frohman, Vega and Porcelli first collaborated as the brass section of Mongo Santamaria’s band (1988-1992), then together moved to The Tito Puente Orchestra where they remained as featured musicians until Puente’s death last year. Rhythm support from veterans Oscar Hernandez (piano), and Bernie Minoso (bass), Johnny Rodriguez (bongos, bell, guiro), Jimmy Delgado (timbales) and Wilson “Chembo” Corniel (congas, chekere) adds crucial percussive flair.

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