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GV: Johann Sebastian Bach

by Papo Vazquez

Modern Jazz Quartet, Classical Jazz Quartet, Turtle Island String Quartet
Genre: Jazz: Latin Jazz
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1. Aria, Duet
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2. Aria Jazz Var.
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3. Var. 1
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4. Var. 7
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8. Var. 15
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10. Var. 21
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13. Vazquez Variation
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Picaro Records Proudly Announces
The latest release of NEA Latino Master Papo Vazquez
J.S. Bach, Goldberg Variations: 12 Variations for Jazz Quartet


Thursday, December 7, 2017 (New York, NY) - This latest recording from trombonist/composer Papo Vazquez, his ninth as a bandleader, is a startling departure from his earlier, critically acclaimed efforts. Commissioned by the Bronx based, New York arts organization Teatro Pregones. After two years of conversations with Alvan Colon-Lespier of Pregones Theater March is Music curator, the NEA Latino Master undertook the challenging project of arranging Bach’s seminal work for jazz quartet.

Vazquez’s musical compositions have generally orbited around the hybrid concepts of Bomba Jazz, Plena Jazz, Jibaro Jazz, Afro-Caribbean and Latin Jazz, inspired by the various rhythms and melodic concepts of his native Puerto Rico and its Caribbean island neighbors. On this surprising outing he proves himself to be a most versatile artist, exhibiting a masterful command of both the mainstream jazz and European classical idioms. Of the 32 Goldberg Variations, Vazquez and pianist Rick Germanson each selected a half dozen that they felt were best suited to be orchestrated for this groundbreaking venture.

Along with Germanson, the much sought after jazz pianist and longstanding member of Vazquez’s Mighty Pirates Troubadours septet, the quartet that is heard on the disc also features their fellow Mighty Pirates Troubadours members, bassist Dezron Douglas and drummers Jerome Jennings and Alvester Garnett, who share the group’s percussion duties.

The resulting music is an impressive entry into the jazz discography, with Vazquez’s bold golden toned trombone featured in a variety of contexts, ranging from swinging straight ahead jazz and fiery Latin tinged pieces to beautiful ballads and easy grooving waltzes.

Papo Vazquez is an NEA Latino Master and Grammy nominated recording artist. He was most recently awarded the Clef Club Jazz Award for Best Trombone of 2015 in his hometown of Philadelphia.

Vazquez’s long list of credits includes performances and/or recordings with Ray Barretto, Ruben Blades, Ray Charles, Willie Colon, Celia Cruz, The Fania AllStars, Dizzy Gillespie and United Nations Orchestra, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Afro Latin Orchestra, Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band, Hector Lavoe, Chico O’Farrill, Tito Puente, Wayne Shorter, Dave Valentin and many others.

Papo Vazquez music is available on ITunes, CD Baby, Spotify and Amazon.com.

For further information visit www.papovazquez.com.

Contact Papo Vazquez via e-mail at pirata77@verizon.net.

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