Led by pianist Jan Laurenz Hartong (b. c.1941, Netherlands), eight-piece music group Nueva Manteca certainly are a Netherlands-based Latin jazz clothing who create a highly authentic distillation of Latin music and in addition embrace traditions such as for example Arabic, classical, Dutch Antillean and salsa. As Hartong informed the press in 1996, ‘It’s the same scenario as hearing a Korean violinist playing a Beethoven concerto. It’s currently approved in the jazz globe. In depends upon music development, lots of people are digging into all sorts of civilizations.’ Hartong began using dixieland piano at age 12, before progressing to bebop by 15, of which period he begun to function professionally. He performed alongside Jan Hammer and Joachim Kühn within a 1966 worldwide jazz celebration judged by Cannonball and Nat Adderley where he gained a medal. A enthusiast of Latin music since his youth, Hartong produced a 10-piece salsa music group in Rotterdam in 1983. He also seen the music’s house in Cuba in 1984 and 1987, which resulted in him switching to a Latin jazz design and changing his group’s name from Manteca to Neuva Manteca. For the initial three years from the group’s life he was became a member of by highly reputed NY timbales participant Nicky Marrero. The group gained its live status playing celebrations throughout European countries, also carrying out alongside guest performers including Giovanni Hidalgo, Juanito Torres, Orestes Vilató, Armando Peraza and Bobby Sanabria within the state-sponsored Nueva Manteca Matches The Legends series. The group also toured the united states in 1995, finding your way through the discharge of Allow’s Encounter The Music And Dance. Focused on Vernon Boggs, the past due New York teacher who championed salsa in Scandinavia, it presented Latin-flavoured remedies of materials by Duke Ellington (‘Caravan’), Kilometers Davis (‘All Blues’) and an Irving Berlin medley. Earlier albums included Porgy & Bess, a revision from the George Gershwin opera arranged to a Latin tempo.