Omar Sosa Octet on NPR’s JazzSetScott
Omar Sosa Octet
Live broadcast on NPR’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Thursday, December 1 at 9:00 PM Pacific Time (a one-hour broadcast)
KCSM 91.1 Radio FM (San Francisco Bay Area)
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On September 12, 2003, the Omar Sosa Octet performed at the opening of Carnegie Hall’s new Zankel Hall. The program was curated by renowned composer John Adams, newly appointed to The Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall, a post previously held by Pierre Boulez.
The Omar Sosa Octet performance was recorded by WBGO for NPR’s Jazz Set with Dee Dee Bridgewater, and features the following players:
Omar Sosa (Cuba), piano
Martha Galarraga (Cuba), vocals, clave
Gustavo Ovalles (Venezuela), percussion
Luis Depestre (Cuba), saxophones
Geoff Brennan (U.S.A.), acoustic bass
Josh Jones (U.S.A.), drums
Yassir Chadly (Morocco), vocals
Brutha Los (U.S.A.), vocals
A rare opportunity to hear Omar Sosa with many of the players that formed the basis of his CD release “Prietos” (OTA1008) in 2001.
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