In a press conference, accompanied by his friend, Cuban pianist and composer Chucho Valdes, as well as singer Omara Portuondo, Marsalis defined his stay in the capital as being in a jam session. We all unite as one, he stated.
Considered one of the most outstanding Jazz figures in the last 20 years, Marsalis extolled the tradition of Cuban musicians, who have enriched Jazz from its early times and termed his trip to
Referring to the work of JLCO, he said its members have the premise to build a bridge to create one single way and build a big family from one generation to another. Our slogan is to be united in Swing.
In opinion of the group's musical director, Puerto Rican Carlos Henriquez, the objective of this visit is to take again the bridge already built by Chano Pozo and Dizzy Gillespie. We have to continue this story until the world is over, be united.
Marsalis recorded the song "Esta tarde vi llover," by Armando Manzanero, in
The three artists got together Sunday afternoon in the studios of Valdés, founder of the legendary Cuban band Irakere.
The concerts will be held October 5-9 at the Mella Theater in