40 Acres and a Burro

Arturo O'Farrill

Tracklist

1. Rumba Urbana

2. A Wise Latina
3. Almendra

4. Um a Zero
5. El Sur
6. She Moves Through the Fair
7. Ruminaciones sobre Cuba
8. Tanguango
9. Bebe
10. A Night in Tunisia

11. 40 Acres and a Burro


 

HONORS

GRAMMY nomination, Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, 54th GRAMMY Awards

DownBeat Readers Poll Best of 2011 List

 

PERSONNEL

Recorded May 19-20, 2010 at Nola Recording Studios, NYC.

Mixed and mastered at Nola Recording Studios, NYC.

 

Producers: Eric Oberstein, Arturo O’Farrill
Assistant Producer: Alison Deane

 

Executive Producer: R.D. Rice
Associate Producer: Kabir Sehgal

 

Recording Engineers: Jim Czak, Bill Moss
Mixing: Jim Czak, Bill Moss, Arturo O’Farrill & Eric Oberstein
Mastering: Bill Moss

 

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra:

Arturo O’Farrill – piano, music director

Bobby Porcelli – alto sax (lead)

David DeJesus – alto sax

Ivan Renta – tenor sax (lead)

Peter Brainin – tenor sax

Jason Marshall – baritone sax

Michael Philip Mossman – trumpet (lead)

Seneca Black – trumpet

Jim Seeley – trumpet

John Walsh – trumpet

Reynaldo Jorge – trombone (lead)

Tokunori Kajiwara – trombone

Gary Valente – trombone

Earl McIntyre – bass trombone

Ricardo Rodriguez – bass

Vince Cherico – drums

Roland Guerrero – congas

Joe Gonzalez – bongos & bell

 

Featured Guest:

Paquito D’Rivera – clarinet (4, 9)

 

Guests:

Gabriel Alegría – conductor (5)

Pablo O. Bilbraut – guiro (3, 7)

Heather Martin Bixler – violin (6)

Hector Del Curto – bandoneón (8)

Yuri Juárez – guitar (5)

Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón – cajón, cajita, quijada (5)

Sharon Moe – French horn (2)

Guilherme Monteiro – guitar (4)

Adam O’Farrill – trumpet (7)

Jeff Scott – French horn (2)


 
Artist
Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Release Date

February 8, 2011

Type
Album
Role
Producer
Label
ZOHO Music
About This Project

On 40 Acres and a Burro, Arturo O’Farrill presents his New York-based Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO) in two exciting O’Farrill originals, and nine stand-out tracks covering the entire Caribbean and South American universe, defining contemporary Latin Big Band Jazz in the 21st century. Principal guest: legendary clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera.


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