This album was recorded in Cuba on the 25th and 26th of February 2005 at the EGREM Studios in Havana. To record again with the former members of one of Cuba’s most ambitious musical projects was long a dream. For years we all performed together as the band for Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Arturo Sandoval. When Arturo moved to the United States, we renamed the group Perspectiva, evolving a new musical perspective. I have a great emotional attachment to this project. Returning to Havana to reunite with my old friends and colleagues, in the studio where so much great music was made, was deeply satisfying and a creative highlight of my career. As you listen to these tracks, I hope this excitement and creative joy is apparent.
Nominated for a 2006 ‘Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year’ Juno Award!