GENRES: Latin Jazz, songo, timba, plena, cha cha, and salsa
A GOOD MATCH FOR FANS OF: Irakere, Los Van Van, and Pacific Mambo Orchestra
RELEASE YEAR: 2019
ALBUM CODE: IRK 2019 01
Chris Trinidad y Con Todo
Fresh Latin jazz from some of San Francisco’s most respected salsa musicians, arranged by a Grammy-award-winning composer.
Recipe for “Con Todo”: Take one Filipino-Canadian bass player, add songs he wrote on cruise ships in the Caribbean, and marinate for 19 years. Combine with one Mexican-American Grammy-winning arranger of salsa music. Then enjoy this Latin jazz album of cross-pollinated melodies, rhythms, and genres from two North American musicians with a passion for the flavours of Afro-Cuban music. Chris Trinidad and Christian Tumalan collaborate and celebrate on this cross-border project. They’re joined by celebrated musicians like longtime Santana horn section members Bill Ortiz and Jeff Cressman. Together, they explore what music sounds like when walls are broken and borders are opened.