Latin Jazz & More
Yolanda and her music from these standards are presented in a Latin jazz style and voiced in Spanish.
Yolanda Duke brings the listener many years of experience with Latin Jazz and all its rhythms. Whether Merengue, Ballads, Bossanova, Salsa or Bolero, Yolanda clearly has a mastery of Latin Jazz. She has performed in many venues, but she found her sweet spot when she joined the Tito Puente Orchestra and toured the world from 1994 to 1997. She has a clear, strong voice and she is not afraid to show it.
Te Llevo Bajo La Piel - THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK GOES LATINO, with the big band orchestra of Tito "El Rey" Puente, featuring special guest artist, nine-time Grammy-award winning trumpet virtuoso, Arturo Sandoval, is a dream come true. Dreams can be mysterious, as well as rich, and compelling.
“Contigo En La Distancia” a classic if ever there was one. Here Ms. Duke is at her absolute best as she matches the ingenuity of the ineffable trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. The trumpeter informs the song with a glow that only he can, from a burnished horn that seems to come alive at his touch.
"Contigo En La Distancia" that was arranged, produced and performed by the great Trumpet Star Arturo Sandoval.
Personally I love the Latin Jazz sound because there are so many variations that never get old. What makes this new CD extra special is that it includes covers of some great songs out of the Great American Songbook. Singing the lyric for "I've Got You Under My Skin" and other classics in Spanish is not easy but Yolanda Duke does it beautifully. The album even has a sub-title "The Great American Songbook Goes Latino".