Danzón Cubano: album with Marialy Pacheco & WDR Funkhausorchester
Danzón Cubano is my new album with the Marialy Pacheco Trio and the gorgeous WDR Funkhausorchester (Cologne). The program is mostly compositions of the extraordinary Cuban pianist Marialy Pacheco, some of which I arranged. The album opens with my piece ‘Baby Steps First’, a wildly-energetic re-imagining of John Coltrane’s iconic ‘Giant Steps’. The concert was recorded for broadcast by West German Radio (WDR) at the Viersen Jazz Festival, and it’s this live recording that’s now been released on the NeuKlang label. Thanks to all my friends from WDR and the trio for a great result!