The Paul Carlon Trio
The followup to Paul's highly acclaimed Afro-Latin tribute to Billy Strayhorn, La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing (Zoho Muisic, 2013), Tresillo is an equally innovative look at Latin Jazz. The core of the album is the Trio's freewheeling improvisations, high octane grooves, and deep knowledge of Latin standards and traditions. The controlled abandon that bleeds through every track references traditional Cuban and Puerto Rican rhythms, the classic jazz tenor trio, and the best of New York's contemporary Latin jazz scene. Several special guests are also featured, including tresero Benjamin Lapidus (a sideman on Andy Gonzalez' recent Grammy-Nominated album Entre Colegas) and vocalists Jorge Maldonado and Christelle Durandy.