Pucusana

 
1. Taita Guaranguito
   
2. Pucusana
   
3. Puerto Pimentel
   
4. Piso 19
   
5. Toro Mata
   
6. Mono de Nazca
   
7. Eva
   
8. My Favorite Things
   
9. Puerto Pimentel (Alternate Take)

   

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The growling clarion call evokes old jazz, Louis Armstrong, and New Orleans, but the cries in Spanish, the percussion, and the gentle, looping groove takes us to a different place. Both familiar and fresh, those first bars on Peruvian trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Gabriel Alegría's Pucusana, are also a declaration of principle of Afro-Peruvian jazz music.

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Nuevo Mundo

 
1. Buscando a Huevito
   
2. Summertime
   
3. El Norte
   
4. Las Hijas del Sol
   
5. El Sur
   
6. Piano de Patio (y bongo)
   
7. El Mar
   

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Trumpeter and composer Gabriel Alegría has developed a unique form of World Jazz that combines his distinctive approach to the jazz trumpet with the rich heritage of Afro-Peruvian music.

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