Caribbean Jazz Project

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Caribbean Jazz Project
OriginNew York City
GenresLatin jazz, world fusion
Years active1993–2008
LabelsConcord, Heads Up

Caribbean Jazz Project was a Latin jazz band founded in 1993. The original group featured Dave Samuels, Paquito D'Rivera, and Andy Narell. After their second album, D'Rivera and Narell left the group, although both returned as guest stars. Under Samuels' leadership, the group explored different genres of latin jazz with a changing membership and numerous guest artists. The band released nine albums under the Caribbean Jazz Project name and one as the featured backing band for jazz singer Diane Schuur. The final album with Samuels, Afro Bop Alliance, featured the Maryland-based Afro Bop Alliance Big Band led by drummer Joe McCarthy and won the 2008 Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album. McCarthy's latin jazz big band continues to record under its own name, and Samuels retains the group's name.[1]

Discography[edit]

Source:[2]

1) The Caribbean Jazz Project (1995, Heads Up)

2) Island Stories (1999, Heads Up)

3) New Horizons (2000, Concord Picante)

4) Paraiso (2001, Concord Records)

5) The Gathering (2002, Concord Picante)

6) Birds of a Feather (2003, Concord Picante)

7) Here and Now: Live in Concert (2005, Concord Records)

8) Diane Schuur Featuring Caribbean Jazz Project - Schuur Fire (2005, Concord Picante)

9) Caribbean Jazz Project Featuring Dave Samuels – Mosaic (2006, Concord Picante)

10) Caribbean Jazz Project Featuring Dave Samuels – Afro Bop Alliance (2008, Heads Up)

Members[edit]

Sources:[2][3]

  • Dave Samuels– marimba & vibraphone 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
  • Paquito D'Rivera– alto saxophone & clarinet 1,2,5,9
  • Andy Narell– steel pans 1,2,9
  • Dave Valentin– flute 3,4,5
  • Steve Khan– guitars 3,4
  • Oscar Castro-Neves– 6
  • Romero Lubambo– guitar 7
  • Ray Vega– flugelhorn, trumpet 4,7
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet 7
  • Diego Urcola– trumpet, flugelhorn 6,8
  • Conrad Herwig– trombone 4
  • Luis Conte– congas, bongos, timbales & percussion 1
  • Robert Vilera– timbales & percussion 3,
  • Luisito Quintero– timbales & percussion 4,5,6,7,8,9,10
  • Dario Eskenazi– piano 1,2,5,6,7,8
  • Alon Yavnai– piano 9
  • Alain Mallet– piano, organ 9
  • Oscar Stagnaro– bass 1,2,6,8,9
  • John Benitez– bass 3
  • Ruben Rodriguez– bass 4,5,7
  • Boris Kozlov– bass 9
  • Max Murray– bass 10
  • Christian Howes– violin 9
  • Mark Walker– drums 1,2,6,7,8,9
  • Dafnis Prieto– timbales & drums 4,5,7,9
  • Joe McCarthy– drums 10
  • Pernell Saturnino– congas, percussion 2,9
  • Richie Flores– congas, bongos, shakere 3,4,5
  • Poncho Sanchez– congas 4
  • Café– percussion 7
  • Caridad Canelon– backing vocals 3
  • Steve Williams, Andy Axelrad– alto sax 10
  • Luis Hernandez, Vince Norman– tenor sax 10
  • Rob Holmes– baritone sax 10
  • Chris Walter, Nick Cooper, Tim Stanley– trumpet 10
  • Dan Drew, Ben Patterson, Jim McFalls– trombone 10
  • Mark Morgan– bass trombone 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caribbean Jazz Project". Facebook. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Caribbean Jazz Project". Discogs. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Caribbean Jazz Project". AllMusic, member of the RhythmOne group. Retrieved 2 January 2018.