ROBERTO FONSECA

When:22 May, 7pm
Where:Nell’s Jazz and Blues
3 North End
W14 8TG
Tube: West Kensignton
020 7792 1200
www.nellsjazzandblues.com
Cost:£35

ABUC is the title of his eighth album and the first to appear on the famous impulse! label. It reveals another of his facets: Roberto Fonseca is a storyteller.

Teeming with rascally rhythms and burly brass, and woven from allusions, souvenirs and contrasts, ABUC is a kaleidoscope of dancing colours with which Roberto tells a story: the great and rich story of Cuban music, from yesterday to today. The album counts with stellar collaborations such as Trombone Shorty, Eliades Ochoa, Daymé Arocena, Manuel “Guajiro” Mirabal, among others. “ABUC is an astonishingly broad, tightly fused and incandescently delivered vision.” The Guardian


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