Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet – Ciudad De Los ReyesFebruary 22, 2013 / No Comments / Tags: Ciudad de Los Reyes, Freddy Lobatón, Gabriel Alegría, Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet, Hugo Alcázar, John Benitez, Laura Andrea Leguía, Saponegro Records, Shirazette Tinnin, thejazzpage.com, Yuri Juárez
Trumpeter Gabriel Alegría has been exploring the connection between the music of his native Peru, Africa and jazz for more than 8 years. Along with his Afro-Peruvian Sextet, he launches into a spirited further exploration of the triumvirate of sounds on a new recording, Ciudad de Los Reyes. The music is an energetic, percussive cacophony of brass, strings and drums. Alegría is joined by Laura Andrea Leguía on saxophones and vocals, Yuri Juárez on guitars, Shirazette Tinnin on drums and John Benitez on bass. Freddy Lobatón and Hugo Alcázar split duties on cajón and various percussion instruments. The musical is mostly original compositions by Alegría or Leguía. This is joyous, infectious, beautiful music that is thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyable.
Click here to listen to a clip of “La Puertecita”.
Tracks: La Puertecita, Carrusel De Luces, Tarde O Temprano, La Esquina Del Pensamiento, Capicua, Junio y Garua, Cara II, A Lima Llego El Tondero (Triste), A Lima Llego El Tondero (Fuga De Tondero), Moon River, La Princesa Voladora, El Primer Final, Ciudad De Los Reyes .