Afro Latin Jazz Alliance presents
JAZZ ACROSS THE AMERICAS: ARGENTINA – Tribute to Lalo Schifrin
Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Pablo Aslan & Sofia Rei
Leo Genovese, Juancho Herrera, Franco Pinna, Gabriel Senanes
The language of Jazz and Tango, of Africa, Europe, and Argentina are irrevocably intertwined in the genius of Lalo Schifrin. His stamp on American culture, from Hollywood to the concert stage and beyond is irrefutable. Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra celebrate Schifrin’s visionary "Gillespiana Suite" and reflect on its impact on contemporary masters like Guillermo Klein, Emilio Sollam and many others. Special guest curators and performers for the show are Argentinian artists Pablo Aslan and Sofia Rei.
Gillespiana Suite – written by Lalo in the early days of his career for Dizzy Gillespie – will be performed in its entirety for the first time in over 25 years, conducted by Pablo Aslan. Sofia Rei’s contribution features contemporary takes on the work of legendary Argentinian folkloric artists Leda Valladares and Cuchi Leguizamon, all performed in the distinctive style of Arturo and the ALJO.
"This celebration of the Maestro and of his beloved Argentina is exactly what the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra was created for."
– Arturo O’Farrill
Artistic Director of the ALJO