The UK debut of the extraordinary Tino Contreras playing music from his groundbreaking 1978 Quinto Sol album Musica Infinita, a psychedelic, experimental jazz record now re-released on Gilles Peterson’s Arc Records in January 2020. Tino's career started in the 1950s, and has seen him share stages with many of the greats – including Dave Brubeck, Cannonball Adderley and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Now in his nineties, Contreras continues to play, record, and receive recognition for his contribution to Mexican jazz and beyond.
Musica Infinita was the product of Contreras' long and productive partnership with Estrella Newman, a scholar who championed pre-Columbian culture and Mexico’s experimental traditions. Contreras filtered these local traditions through an American-influenced jazz lens and into a visceral musical experience. The initial album pressing was private and limited to about 500 copies - the album did not enjoy wide distribution, so until now has remained a cult item among experimental jazz fans.
Part of La Linea - The London Latin Music Festival
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