Jazz player Wynton Marsalis will launch an album that includes themes of his three live concerts at Mella Theater in October 2010, as reported to the NBC.
Live in Cuba deals with the deep connections with American jazz and Afro-Cuban music “from bebop to bolero, and much beyond that”.
The concerts took place after the measures taken by US President Barack Obama to ease travel restrictions against Cuba. It was then, when the Cuban Institute of Music invited the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis to visit the Caribbean nation.
The band played different pieces, from jazz classics like “Braggin’ in Brass”, by Duke Ellington, up to music of the Cuban diaspora as “The Afro Cuban Jazz Suite”, by Arturo “Chico” O’Farrill.
The album is a collection of songs from a group of concerts held in Havana that will be launching on August 21, by means of Blue Engine Records. It is about a platform of the Jazz Lincoln Center to make available to the public its wide archive of recorded jazz concerts.