Sunday, May 3, 2020

Jazz Artist Arturo O'Farrill Asks "Four Questions" On His New Album With The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Grammy-award winning jazz pianist/composer Arturo O'Farrill recently released a brand new album with The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra titled "Four Questions." This is the first album from Arturo O'Farrill to features entirely all original music, some dating back to 2016. The album starts off with the exciting Latin jazz groove of "Baby Jack," highlighted by the wonderful horn section of The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. The slow, mellow beginning of "Jazz Twins" opens up to the energetic rhythms and exciting piano work of Arturo, as the music continues stimulate your ears.

One of the focal points of this album is the sixteen-minute composition "Four Questions," which features the spoken word of Dr. Cornel West. The song premiered four years ago during a show at The Apollo Theater and the music totally supports the inspirational speech of Dr. West, which comes from his book "Black Prophetic Fire." 

The second half of the album is a four-part movement titled "A Still, Small Voice," based on the financial crisis of 2008. The first part "Elijah - 1 Kings 19:13" feels like a roller-coaster of emotional music, as your musical spirit gets lifted by the beautiful choir voices. The album closes with the final part "A Still, Small Voice," which finishes with the choir grooving to the great jazz groove of The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. To find out more about Arturo O'Farrill and his latest release "Four Questions," please visit arturoofarrill.com

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