Latin Jazz & More
The pianist, composer, arranger and band leader Rick Arroyo, presents his production On fire in the desert, which contains studio performances, along with other live performances held at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1999 .
Rick Arroyo was born in the Bronx, New York, at an early age he learned to play the piano, drums, congas and vibraphone. His work has been valued in the West Coast of the United States by such important figures as Francisco Aguabella, Bobby Matos, Bill Laster, Dan Weinstein and Jhonny Polanco, among others.
This record represents a panoramic journey through different and historical Caribbean rhythms, which are used as a basis for jazz performances.
The tribute to Brazilian music comes through the numbers Blue Bossa, Kenny Dorham's creation, re-translated here as a dynamic and forceful mambo. As well as, the Dindi number of Antonio Carlos Jobim, transferred to the cadence of the bolero with great success.