News: Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband – es:sensual

Posted March 06, 2018

This is the second album the Cuban pianist Omar Sosa has made with the splendid NDR Hamburg radio band – its predecessor was called Ceremony and came out in 2010 – and as before, the arranger is the Brazilian Jacques Morelenbaum. Sosa’s solos are as propulsive and melodic as one would expect, whether at the grand or going electric, but the real icing on the cake is Morelenbaum’s work on the arrangements. The tunes are taken over the range of Sosa’s back catalogue.They range far and wide in terms of manner and mood, and the instrumental delights just keep coming.

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