Puerto Rico Jazz Jam is a first rate example of great jazz musicians coming together to express a single, unified sound in Puerto Rico jazz. If you are interested in the fine music coming out of the jazz areas of Puerto Rico, this is the CD to purchase for your home library, and one to suggest to friends, and a perfect idea to have as a purchase for your local Public Library jazz listeners! A classic in the making, it has arrived with a tone of perfection that is the logical creation of a journey to self-realization in the Puerto Rico jazz expression.
The CD contains eight long and expressive selections, each one a perfect example in and of its own right as to what is happening in Puerto Rico jazz music today. It is produced and directed by Humberto Ramirez, who also plays a very complex and lively trumpet!
"A Smile From You" features the gifts of pianist Angel David Mattos. "Mambo Mongo" features another gifted pianist, Eric Figueroa!
There is a wonderful sampling of jazz piano talent on this cd, and it will give the listener an introduction to the workings of creative piano techniques in these selections. The Puerto Rico Jazz Orchestra itself contains some of the brightest upcoming stars on the Puerto Rico jazz, including Luis Quevedo on piano.