Publication: Chicago Tribune
Author: Howard Reich
Date: December 3, 2011
The jazz year produced recordings of tremendous vitality, creativity and intellectual heft.
Miguel Zenón, “Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook” (Marsalis Music): Alto saxophonist Zenón has been exploring music of his Puerto Rican heritage for years, but with “Alma Adentro” he arrives at a remarkable musical nexus: the place where jazz improvisation, Puerto Rican popular song and quasi-classical orchestration converge.
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