With every passing year, pianist Omar Sosa continues to define what contemporary world music can be. Each effort is quite different than the previous one, while the bright colors, timbres, and elements of his Cuban-based music are elevated higher and higher. In his restlessness to find further truth and beauty, there's a calm serenity and unabashed confidence in his vision and personal musicianship.
-- All Music Guide (****1/2)
With a unique piano style that draws from a huge pool of influencesâ??everyone from Bill Evans to Keith Jarrett to ECM down-tempo to Frank Emilio to Esbjorn Svensson (RIP) to Jean-Michel Pilcâ??his crystalline tone, deftness of touch, rhythmic sophistication, and consummate taste place him among the top living jazz piano players.
This is music you simply canâ??t go wrong with. Splendid, luminous, burning with a quiet intensity, Afreecanos marks Omar Sosa as the most brilliant exponent of world jazz.
-- Audiofile Audition (*****)
Omar Sosa has managed to coax a unique sound out of the multi-national players in the Afreecanos ensemble. It could be at home in a jazz club...
...or a clearing in the West African bush...
...or the backroads of rural Cuba.
03- Nene La Kanou
06- Light In The Sky
08- Tres Negros
09- Mon Yalala
11- Why Anga?
Artwork (300dpi scan), EAC log and CUE sheet included.