Havana-born pianist and
composer Roberto Fonseca
takes the Latin jazz
world by simmering storm on his new album
Akokan. The gifted instrumentalist, whose
work was previously heard with Buena Vista
Social Club and the late vocalist Ibrahim Ferrer,
stakes a claim to a sound all his own, with
lyrical melodies and two-fisted piano power.
Echoes of Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, and
Chano Dominguez abound on memorable
tunes like “Lo Que Ne Hace Vivir.” Recommended.
(Justin Time, robertofonseca.com)