5 Best Puerto Rico Jazz Albums 2023: Bobby Sanabria – Vox Humana

Bobby Sanabria – Vox Humana

A lot of energy and good music is what Maestro Bobby Sanabria and the Multiverse Big Band brings in their most recent production “Vox Humana”.

This album highlights the vocals within the concept of a Big Band with exquisite performances by Janis Siegel, Antoinette Montague and Jennifer Jade Ledesna.

The conguero Oreste Abrantes sings on two of the songs, “Puerto Rico” and “Mi Congo”. The diversity of the repertoire includes masterful arrangements of “Genie in a Bottle” (Cristina Aguilera), “Puerto Rico” and “Mi Congo” (Eddie Palmieri), “Caravan” (Juan Tizol), Capullito de Alelí (Rafael Hernández) and the Brazilian classic “Amazonas”.

Vox Humana, nominated for a Grammy in the Latin Jazz category, was recorded live in New York, at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola with a group of musicians representing the best of the jazz scene, and of course directed by Maestro Bobby Sanabria .

Music – Disc 1 – 1: Caravan; 2: Capullito de Alelí; 3: Puerto Rico; 4: Partido Alto; 5: Let the Good Times Roll; 6: Who Thought You That; 7: I Love You Porgy. Disc 2 – 1: Genie in a Bottle; 2: Amazon; 3: Spooky; 4: To Be with You; 5: Do it Again; 6: My Congo.

Musicians – Rhythm Section – Bobby Sanabria: director, drums, percussion and voice, Oreste Abrantes: congas, and vocals, Matthew González: bongo, bomba barrel, requinto tambourine, güiro, vocals, Takao Heisho; güiro, claves, cuica, pandeiro, maracas, shekere, tambourine and vocals, Darwin Noguera: piano; Leo Traversa: electric bass; Trumpets – Marc Darche, Matt Hilgenburg, Jonathan Challone, Andrew Neesley; Trombones – Dave Miller, Noah Bless, Armando Vergara, Chris Washburne; Saxophones – David De Jesús alto and soprano – 1 on disc1], Andrew Gould [alto and flute], Peter Brainin [tenor and maracas on Spooky and Do It Again, Jeff Lederer [tenor], Danny Rivera [baritone]; Gabriel Garo: flute; Ben Sutin: violin; Vocals – Janis Siegel [3 on Disc 1, 1 – 6 on Disc 2], Antoinette Montague [5, 6, 7 Disc 1 and 6 on Disc 2] and Jennifer Jade Ledesna [2, 4 Disc 1 and 6 on Disc 2] ; Desmond Prass: host

[Wilbert Sostre]

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