By Morton Shlatbotnik, Shepherd Express
Like several other respected musicians, pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba emigrated from Cuba to the U.S. seeking opportunities. He won a Grammy after his arrival. For his new album of Afro-Cuban accented jazz, Rubalcaba sought two of his heroes. The rhythm section of bassist Ron Carter and drummer Jack DeJohnette prove to be sensitive collaborators on a project to which each musician contributes compositions (plus one co-written by the trio). Read more here.