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by The Paul Carlon Trio

Gritty, Lyrical, Improvisational Afro-Latin Jazz
Genre: Latin: Latin Jazz
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2. Mister Lenguaje
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3. Mami Me Gusto
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4. Rumba Waimea
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5. Afro American
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6. Nobleza
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8. Segment
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Album Notes
Embodying the intimacy of the jazz trio and the hypnotic energy of Afro-Latin rhythms, the Paul Carlon Trio began as that rarest of birds in today's music world, an innovative improvisational group with a weekly gig. Inspired by Sonny Rollins' pioneering chordless trio, veteran NYC saxophonist Carlon formed the group in the winter of 2015, when he was asked to put together a trio for a regular Saturday brunch gig at Papasito restaurant in Upper Manhattan. Transferring the Rollins concept to a Latin format, Carlon decided to invite some friends to make the gig and let their creativity take them wherever it could. Grammy-nominated conguero Wilson “Chembo” Corniel and young lion bassist Alex Ayala got the call, and the group developed a loyal weekly following. For a year and a half they entertained the Saturday afternoon crowds at Papasito with their sabor and knowledge of Latin standards and traditions, performing (and singing) classic songs by the Buena Vista Social club, Arsenio Rodriguez, and Mongo Santamaría, as well as developing their own original material. In the process the Trio put together a sound that is grounded, forward-looking and unique.
Eventually the brunch gig came to an end, but in the meantime the group continued to grow its following among the salsa and Latin Jazz diehards of NYC by branching out into various other venues throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. The group currently holds down a semi-regular Friday night spot at 200 5th in Brooklyn, as well as appearing at venues such as Sir D's Lounge, Azucar Negra, and at private events. The Trio has also expanded into places of worship by performing interpretations of music from the Lucumi faith at St. Peters Church (The Jazz Church) and at Union Seminary in Manhattan. Having completed its first tour of the Northeastern US in 2016, the group is poised to increase its national and international footprint with the 2017 release of its first album, Tresillo, on Deep Tone Records. The core of the album is the Trio's innovative look at Afro-Latin music, its freewheeling improvisations, and the high octane level of the group's work. The controlled abandon that bleeds through every track references traditional Cuban and Puerto Rican rhythms, the classic jazz tenor trio, and the best of New York's contemporary Latin jazz scene. Several special guests are also featured, including tresero Benjamin Lapidus (a sideman on Andy Gonzalez' recent Grammy-Nominated album Entre Colegas) and vocalists Jorge Maldonado and Christelle Durandy. The Trio has enthusiastic fans in industry heavyweights such as Ray Vega, Maria Barreto, Eddie Montalvo, Harvie S, and Ray Martinez.


“Mr Carlon espouses a tone [that] is by turn gritty, rapturously lyrical, sparkling and luscious. And in the confines of the studio, he is able to display his innate ability to convey – with memorable eloquence – dramatic narratives, a skill honed not only through his compositional ability, but to do so while speaking, with deep knowledge, in many dialects, primarily Jazz and Afro-Caribbean. This important release – Tresillo – cannot be recommended highly enough.”
Raul da Gama, LatinJazzNet

"The restless and effervescent saxophonist and arranger Paul Carlon launches his new musical work, Tresillo. This New Yorker possesses an innate talent for making magic and creating amazing music with just three people."
DJ El Chino, Solar Latin Club



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