Branching Out

Performers William Cepeda & Afrorican Jazz

Bjk | May 1, 2007 | Compact Disc

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Personnel includes: William Cepeda (vocals, trombone, percussion); Andres Jimines, Milton Cardona, Marcelle Lashlaey, Oliver Williams (vocals); Arturo Martinez, Jose "Chuchale" Valle (acoustic guitar); Sam Bardfield (violin); Miguel Zeron (alto saxophone); Donny McCaslin (tenor saxophone); Omar Kabir (trumpet, flugelhorn, digeridoo); David "Piro" Rodriguez (trumpet); Luis Bonilla (trombone); Uli Geissendoerfer (piano, synthesizer); Jone "Tony" Batista, Ruben Rodriguez, John Benitez (bass); Andres Patrick Forero, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Jeff Tain Watts (drums); Angel Mojica, Rolando Morales, Masaya Ishiguo, Kalin Alaoui, Rafael Brown, Alfredo Flores, Richie Flores, Juan Gutierrez, Badal Roy (percussion).
Recorded at RPM Studios, New York, New York in November 1999 & June 2000. Includes liner notes by William Cepeda.
Talented and unconventional musician William Cepeda assembled a Afrorican jazz outfit in the late '90s to explore Puerto Rican roots, thereby discovering traditions and styles to enrich his skills and musical evolution. In addition, he began experimenting with African, Indian, Andalusian, and Arabic rhythms, delivering an interesting hybrid sound. This eight-track record opens with "Cosa Nuestra," performed in jibaro style with vocals by singer Andr's Jim'nez. "Bomba Flamenca" features a mixture of Puerto Rican sic  and traditional flamenco, followed by "Washiba," a combination of Arabic and Indian melodies. "Toshiko" comes with a poetic interpretation by Harry Rexach, while "The Next Plena" offers a futuristic version of plena, a well-known local rhythm. Excerpts from the traditional Latin song "El Cumbanchero" can be found while listening to "Cumba Blues." Branching Out ends with an intimate tribute to the artist's hometown titled "Bomba Pa'Loiza." ~ Drago Bonacich

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 1, 2007

Genre: Latin

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Label Name: Bjk

UPC: 085365452428

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Branching Out

Performers William Cepeda & Afrorican Jazz

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 1, 2007

Genre: Latin

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Label Name: Bjk

UPC: 085365452428


Title Track Time
1.Cosa Nuestra --
2.Bomba Flamenca --
3.Washiba --
4.Toshiko --
5.Let's Have Fun --
6.Next Plena --
7.Cumba Blues --
8.Bomba Pa' Loiza --

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Personnel includes: William Cepeda (vocals, trombone, percussion); Andres Jimines, Milton Cardona, Marcelle Lashlaey, Oliver Williams (vocals); Arturo Martinez, Jose "Chuchale" Valle (acoustic guitar); Sam Bardfield (violin); Miguel Zeron (alto saxophone); Donny McCaslin (tenor saxophone); Omar Kabir (trumpet, flugelhorn, digeridoo); David "Piro" Rodriguez (trumpet); Luis Bonilla (trombone); Uli Geissendoerfer (piano, synthesizer); Jone "Tony" Batista, Ruben Rodriguez, John Benitez (bass); Andres Patrick Forero, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Jeff Tain Watts (drums); Angel Mojica, Rolando Morales, Masaya Ishiguo, Kalin Alaoui, Rafael Brown, Alfredo Flores, Richie Flores, Juan Gutierrez, Badal Roy (percussion).
Recorded at RPM Studios, New York, New York in November 1999 & June 2000. Includes liner notes by William Cepeda.
Talented and unconventional musician William Cepeda assembled a Afrorican jazz outfit in the late '90s to explore Puerto Rican roots, thereby discovering traditions and styles to enrich his skills and musical evolution. In addition, he began experimenting with African, Indian, Andalusian, and Arabic rhythms, delivering an interesting hybrid sound. This eight-track record opens with "Cosa Nuestra," performed in jibaro style with vocals by singer Andr's Jim'nez. "Bomba Flamenca" features a mixture of Puerto Rican sic  and traditional flamenco, followed by "Washiba," a combination of Arabic and Indian melodies. "Toshiko" comes with a poetic interpretation by Harry Rexach, while "The Next Plena" offers a futuristic version of plena, a well-known local rhythm. Excerpts from the traditional Latin song "El Cumbanchero" can be found while listening to "Cumba Blues." Branching Out ends with an intimate tribute to the artist's hometown titled "Bomba Pa'Loiza." ~ Drago Bonacich
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