This is possibly the most intricate, intellectual, and compositionally advanced Latin jazz that's been made to date. Certainly the tri-leaders of the group - vibraphonist Dave Samuels, flautist Dave Valentin, and guitarist Steve Khan - are in the top echelon of performers on their respective instruments, and all have played in a unusually broad range of musical settings throughout their.
For its third CD, Caribbean Jazz Project has retooled, with vibes and marimba player Dave Samuels squarely in the leader's chair. In its first two chapters CJP was purely a cooperative band under the shared leadership of Samuels, alto sax/clarinetist Paquito d'Rivera, and steel pan drummer Andy Narell.5/5(4).
Concord, Heads Up Caribbean Jazz Project was a Latin jazz band founded in The original group featured Dave Samuels, Paquito D'Rivera, and Andy Narell. After their second album, D'Rivera and Narell left the group, although both returned as guest stars.
When Dave Samuels first formed the Caribbean Jazz Project with, at that time, Paquito D'Rivera and Andy Narell, it was an extension of his own studies in Latin jazz that had been part of his music -- both solo and with Spyro Gyra -- since the mid-'70s. After two albums with the first team, the Project was set aside for other gigs/5(3).
In , Samuels created a new sound with a new ensemble: Caribbean Jazz Project. Along with co-leaders Paquito D’Rivera (alto saxophone and clarinet) and Andy Narell (steel pan), Samuels also included Mark Walker (drums), Pernell Saturnino (percussion), Oscar Stagnaro (bass), and Dario Eskenazi (piano).
About The Caribbean Jazz Project. Caribbean Jazz Project (CJP) is a Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban jazz group including Dave Samuels, Paquito D’Rivera and Andy Narell. They might be best known for their album The Gathering. They have recorded seven albums, five for the Concord Jazz label, one for Inak Records and one for Heads Up. Read more.
Between , I became a co-leader of the reformed Caribbean Jazz Project with Dave Samuels and Dave Valentín. We recorded two CDs together for Concord Picante: "NEW HORIZONS"() and "PARAÍSO"(). I wrote 6 new pieces for those recordings, and we were trying to do something new in Latin Jazz.