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Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: Intercambio (Patois Records)

Jun. 16, 2015
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Formed in the San Francisco Bay area, the Grammy-nominated Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet maintains tempi solid enough to fill dance floors at salsa clubs but sufficiently fluid in changes to please jazz fans. With guest musicians adding flute and violin, some tracks echo the elegance of old-time Cuban music. Along with Wallace’s originals, the quintet tackles some tricky pieces, including Miles Davis’ “Solar” and John Coltrane’s “Equinox.”


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