Ninety Miles (Concord, 2011) provides scintillating proof of music's ability to breach even the most stubbornly durable of dividesthat separating Cuba and the United Statesand find common ground. The protagonists, tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, trumpeter Christian Scott and the respective quartets of Cuban pianists Rember Duharte and Harold López -Nussa harnessed their respective roots and individual voices in five intense days in Havana in May, 2010 and produced a work of great power and beauty. But the project nearly didn't make it off the ground; it was a difficult birth, a difficult labor, you could say, which lasted more than a year.
Ian Patterson spoke with Sánchez about the germination and ultimate recording of Ninety Miles, its not insurmountable challenges, and hopes to take it on the road towards the end of this year, and into 2012. Read Ian's in-depth interview, David Sanchez: Ninety-Mile Bridge, published today at All About Jazz.
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