Jazz veteran Joe Chambers brought together musicians and sounds from around the world for his latest Blue Note album Dance Kobina.
The drummer, vibraphonist, pianist and composer selected a mix of originals both new and old along with fresh takes on classic songs.
The album explores the musical connections between jazz, Latin, Brazilian, Argentinian and African music, with a focus on Afro-Cuban guaguancó.
“To me, all these pieces are connected, in many ways,” Chambers says.
Recorded in New York and Montreal and featuring musicians from or based in the U.S., Canada, Cuba and the Congo, the lineup for Dance Kobina includes pianists Rick Germanson and Andrés Vial, bassists Mark Lewandowski and Ira Coleman, alto saxophonists Marvin Carter and Caoilainn Power, percussionists Emilio Valdés Cortes and Elli Miller Maboungou, and vibraphonist Michael Davidson.
Listen to the title track below: