Marilyn Lerner in Cuba: Birds Are Returning

Marilyn Lerner in Cuba: Birds Are Returning

by Marilyn Lerner



A creative post-bop pianist from Canada who is quite capable of swinging and interpreting standards but is also open to the exploratory innovations of the avant-garde, Marilyn Lerner has an original and fairly flexible style. For this CD, Lerner ventured to Cuba with flutist/soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett and bassist Kieran Overs, recording seven originals, "I Loves You Porgy," and Horace Silver's "Que Pasa" with some excellent Cuban musicians. The music swings in its own fashion and is sometimes quite moody and brooding, yet has a joy of its own. Chief among the Cuban players are the talented Yosvanny Terry on tenor and alto and the deep-toned baritonist Javier Falho. Performed by groups ranging from a trio to a ten-piece (which includes four Cuban percussionists), this is not Latin or Afro-Cuban jazz per se as much as it is inventive modern mainstream jazz. Well worth checking out.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/1997
Label: Jazz Focus
UPC: 0078686802225
catalogNumber: 22

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marilyn Lerner   Primary Artist,Piano
Jane Bunnett   Flute,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Kieran Overs   Bass
Oqduardo Diaz Anaya   Bata Drums
Dafnis Prieto   Drums,Snare Drums
Yosvany Terry   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Carlos Francisco Hernandez   Bata Drums
Inor Sotolongo   Percussion
Antonio Martinez Campos   Bata Drums
Javier Falbo   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Jane Bunnett   Contributor
Larry Cramer   Producer,Audio Production
Ira Gershwin   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Philip Barker   Executive Producer

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