Editors’ Notes With the help of producer Quincy Jones, jazz pianist Alfredo Rodriguez uses his native Cuba’s resplendent music as a springboard for dynamic worldly fusions. The man's nimble key-work mirrors his band’s zigzagging Latin rhythms, and blends fluidly with both the Mid-East tones of trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf (“Venga la Esperanza”) and the undulating trills of Indian singer Ganavya (“Tocororo”). Rodriguez reinvents classical standards, skips from passionate flamencos to twirling accordion-led tangos, and even dips into sensual jazz-funk with French-Cuban duo Ibeyi. Crisp chords and darting notes are the hyphens that hold it all together.

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Chan Chan
1
2:09
 
Yemaya (feat. Ibeyi)
2
3:42
 
Raices (Roots) [feat. Richard Bona]
3
4:28
 
Gitanerías (feat. Antonio Lizana)
4
3:58
 
Tocororo (feat. Ganavya)
5
5:02
 
Venga la Esperanza (feat. Ibrahim Maalouf)
6
4:24
 
Ay, Mamá Inés (feat. Richard Bona)
7
3:14
 
Sabanas Blancas (feat. Ibeyi)
8
4:05
 
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
9
3:14
 
Kaleidoscope (feat. Ibrahim Maalouf & Ganavya)
10
3:05
 
Adiós Nonino
11
4:08
 
Meteorite
12
3:22
 
Ay, Mamá Inés (Remix)
13
2:38
 

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