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The Curtis Brothers at @exuberance

Posted by Brendan McGeehan on January 18, 2017


1220 N. Mascher St.
Philadelphia, PA


Fri, February 10, 2017
8:00 pm

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The intersection of jazz and latin is, to my mind, the hippest streetcorner on earth. The Curtis Brothers occupy a place on that crowded corner where Jelly Roll Morton, Mario Bauza, Dizzy and Machito used to live before the Gonzalez brothers and a raft of today’s most exciting musicians moved in. This is sophisticated, accessible, intoxicating modern music in which a range of latin rhythms and influences suffuse and interpolate straight-ahead jazz sensibilities.

Victor Puentes hipped me to the Curtis Brothers in 2011 as they were in the midst of producing the stunning Completion of Proof—an album of such urgency, musical integrity, rhythmic conviction and swing it remains among my all-time favorites. They kill on last year’s Triangular III collaboration with Ralph Peterson. And they come out swinging this year with Syzygy—their newest release. ...

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