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Caribbean Jazz Project

For a particular concert on the Central Recreation area Zoo in 1993, vibraphonist Dave Samuels (who doubles on marimba) come up with the Caribbean Jazz Task for the very first time. Teaming Samuels using the outstanding (and pioneering) jazz metal drummer Andy Narell and saxophonist Paquito d’Rivera (who alternates between alto, clarinet, and soprano), and finally joined up with by pianist Dario Eskenazi, bassist Oscar Stagnaro, and drummer Tag Walker, the group quickly created a distinctive and highly interesting sound. Explaining their objective as “a musical tour from the Caribbean,” the music group also endeavors musically to many South American countries and Dizzy Gillespie-era NY. The Caribbean Jazz Task has toured on the part-time basis (documenting several fine units for Mind Up) since. The music group released its 1st live album, Right here and today, on Concord Jazz in 2005. The studio room album Mosaic adopted a year later on, also on Concord.

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