Friday, December 29 2017

The Gabriel Alegría Afro Peruvian Sextet

Friday, December 29
Set at 8:00PM 10PM & Midnight




"On his sharp new album, Nuevo Mundo, trumpeter Gabriel Alegría teases out affinities between modern jazz and the African-influenced coastal music of his native Peru."     –The New York Times


“ A highly sympatico blend of North American improv and South American beats.” –The Wall Street Journal


“A fascinating glimpse into how jazz is fusing with regional music around the world”   – LA Weekly


“Alegria’s debut CD, Nuevo Mundo, highlights the trumpeter’s original compositions-- pieces full of color and drive, reflecting an immersion in the black music of Peru’s coastal regions.”   – Time Out New York


“The Afro-Peruvian Sextet is writing a new chapter in the history of Latin Jazz”  –Rifftides


“Trumpeter Gabriel Alegria stands poised to introduce Afro-Peruvian Jazz to the world.” –All About Jazz


“Deeply funky 12/8 rhythm!” –Hartford Advocate


“Peruvian trumpeter Gabriel Alegría champions Afro-Peruvian music.  The hip asymmetrical bass line ofAlegría’s El Norte is goaded by wonderful hand percussion and stickmanship on cajita from Hugo Alcázar and  Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón.”   – DOWNBEAT Magazine (2008)


“The group sounds ecstatic. Feeling and knowledge comes through.” –DOWNBEAT Magazine (2010)


“An Inspiring Mixture of Jazz and Afro-Peruvian Music.  As more people hear Alegria’s honest blend of styles, they will definitely be looking for its inclusion into their future musical landscape.”   –The Latin Jazz Corner (2008)


“The sextet gels at every turn, crackling with interactive energy.” --The Latin Jazz Corner (2010)


"Nuevo Mundo is a luxurious recording, an album that is a must reference. This recording reveals with  intensity the powerful African influence on Peruvian music.”  –La República


“Nuevo Mundo should be the catalyst that marks the start of Afro-Peruvian jazz music's flight to the  international stage.” --El Comercio


“Exotica to the max and righteous throughout.” –Midwest Record


“Every once in awhile there comes a musician who, when playing his or her chosen instrument, seems to carry  within a vital life-force that is irrepressible. Nuevo Mundo, abounding in energy and innovation could very well  be one of the most memorable musical testaments to the meeting of jazz and its seeming alter-ego AfroPeruvian music.”  --Latin Jazz Network


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