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Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: Intercambio

Wayne Wallace is a fine trombonist but a better bandleader, and an exceptional conceptualist. His ingenious knack for re-contextualizing bop standards using Latin idioms, or simply splicing cultures guided by his instincts and imagination, turns the song list on Intercambio into a steady series of surprises that are each distinctively delightful. Miles Davis’ “Solar” opens … Read More “Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: Intercambio”

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Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: To Hear From There

As we’ve come to expect from trombonist/bandleader Wayne Wallace, the 11 selections on To Hear From There spotlight multiple rhythms, styles and eras within the framework of Latin jazz. Interestingly, Wallace’s compositions tend to be more exciting than his quintet’s explorations of classic pieces. Juan Tizol’s “Perdido,” despite a nice vocal turn by Washington, proves … Read More “Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: To Hear From There”

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