Friday, 21 January 2011 23:42

Glenn Henrich's afro-cubists

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Glenn Henrich, vibraphone master and multi-instrumentalist, returns with his afro-cubans.  I asked Barney what was the afro part in an afro-cuban band, and he said "they're just cubans with big hair". This band aren't even cuban, and none of them have much hair, but Glenn does look a bit El Presidente in his photo...

the band is Glenn Henrich on vibes and woodwind, Matt Moore on drums, Pete Kohlhoff on bass, Barney Wakeford on piano, and Giogio Rojas on percussion. The repertoire will be mostly famous highlights from the 50's/60's latin meets bebop book, compiled and transcribed in part by Glenn from such player/composers as Dizzy Gilliespie, Chano Pozo, Walter Fuller, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, several from Cal Tjader, one from Clare Fischer,an Art Pepper Latin tune,several new latin takes on Coltrane tunes, maybe one or two originals.