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"There's no better Afro-Cuban jazz."
- Boston Phoenix
"Sit back and enjoy the music of this Latin jazz legend."
"This is 'world music' in the best and truest sense of the word."
- CD NOW
"A pious combination of Afro-Cuban rhythms and first rate jazz with a twist of the new school."
- Latin Beat
"Matos melds modal, avant and cool jazz with roots rhythms and Latin dance to make something truly golden."
- LA Weekly
Bobby Matos is one of the leading lights on today's Latin jazz scene. He has released multiple albums on CuBop; and if you want an intro to this prolific artist, you could do worse than to start with "Sessions". This retrospective features recordings from the past fourteen years of this Latin legend's career. Some tracks are previously unreleased or long out-of print.
Featuring some of the top names in Latin jazz, including Poncho Sanchez, Victor Cegarra, Steve Baxter, Mike Turre and many others, "Sessions" includes burning versions of Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon," Mongo Santamaria's "Mi Guaguanco," Pharaoh Sanders' "The Creator Has A Master Plan" alongside several beautiful and hard-hitting Matos originals.
Matos' "Footprints" was named Afro-Cuban record of the year by the Boston Phoenix. And his latest recording, "Live At MOCA," features some of the top names in Latin jazz, including Michael Turre. Burning new tracks like "Jammin at the Crossroads of the World", "African Queen", "Anamaria", "Barbara Milagrosa", "Blues Mambo for Trane and Sphere" sit alongside several Matos originals that range from the beautiful to the hard-hitting.
"Live At MOCA" is a more straight-ahead jazz release than his previous CDs and one which will continue to build Bobby's reputation in the jazz world.