Grab your dancing shoes and get moving with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’s spirited number “2/3’s Adventure.” Recorded in 2010 during the JLCO’s Havana residency, Live in Cuba became Blue Engine Records’ first release. Listen to the album now or visit JLCO for your physical and digital copies!
From bebop to bolero and beyond, LIVE IN CUBA captures nine-time Grammy Award-winning Wynton Marsalis and the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’s first—and only—performances in Cuba. Explore the profound connections between American jazz and Afro-Cuban music on this two-CD set, the debut release from Blue Engine Records, a new label dedicated to preserving, promoting and pushing forward jazz.
Recorded in front of clamorous, sold-out crowds over three nights at Havana’s Mella Theatre in October 2010, LIVE IN CUBA finds the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performing Ellington standards, Afro-Cuban numbers, and distinctly modern compositions from band members. LIVE IN CUBA is the orchestra’s first album in five years and a document of two nations’ indelible cultural connections and of an emotional reunion between long-lost musical cousins.