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Francisco Mela & Cuban Safari: Tree of Life

Francisco Mela and his Cuban Safari take us on a journey from progressive postbop to fusion, Afro-Cuban and beyond. The drummer’s third album as a leader features a solid core group with guest appearances enhancing his diverse compositions and interpretations and a timeless Chilean folk tune. Jason Moran’s kinetic “Retrograde” opens with Mela’s characteristically propulsive, … Read More “Francisco Mela & Cuban Safari: Tree of Life”

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