To Hear from There
The Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet returns with To Hear From There. Wayne Wallace's extraordinary musical journey continues apace with this new album, a sizzling Latin jazz session that highlights the deep cultural currents flowing between West Africa and the Americas. Following up the Grammy Award-nominated "¡Bien Bien!," which DownBeat named one of 2010's best releases, the San Francisco trombonist, arranger and composer once again showcases his stellar quintet, featuring Murray Low (piano), David Belove (bass), Michael Spiro (Latin percussion and percussion arrangements), and Paul van Wageningen (trap drums) on a program of finely wrought originals and beloved standards. Wallace's masterful compositions and arrangements gives everyone a chance to cook. Guest trombonists Jeff Cressman, Natalie Cressman and Dave Martell are featured on the pan Caribbean tour de force 'Serafina del Caribe'. Acclaimed guest vocalists Kenny Washingon and the legendary Bobi Céspedes make stellar contributions on 'Perdido' and 'The Peanut Vendor'.