Monsalve Y Los Forajidos – Ray Barretto Songbook


TRC presents a performance of Ray Barretto's songbook by Paris-based Latin 7-piece Monsalve y Los Forajidos.

Ray Barretto was one of the leading lights of Latin music, releasing albums which became all-time classics of the Latin Jazz genre on Fania, Tico, Atlantic, CTI, and more. He was also involved in hundreds of recordings as a side man alongside the likes of Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Burrell, and Lou Donaldson. He is widely credited for being the first U.S.-born percussionist to integrate the African-based conga drum into jazz. Barretto's catalogue spans a wide variety of influences and styles, including boogaloo, jazz, funk, and salsa;
all of which will be explored by Monsalve y Los Forajidos in their signature style on the night.

About the band:

Paris-based septet Monsalve Y Los Forajidos, led by Venezuelan bassist Raul Monsalve, brings together an amalgamation of sounds and influences that revolve around afro-caribbean styles of music with a heavy dose of psychedelia, latin jazz, and funk.
While rooted in traditional Venezuelan rhythms, the band has free reign to explore other influences, and each live session ushers different takes on their repertoire, which currently includes two albums “Mecha” and “Volumen Dos”. As well as a 7” single on new London label Olindo Records.

Line up :

Raul Monsalve – Bass
Andrés Sequera – Drums
Federico Rodríguez – Guitar
Andres Vela – Saxophone, Synth & Vocals
Afla Sackey – Congas
Xavier Bornens – Trumpet
David Zerathe – Percussion

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