20th 2009
The Jazz Session #67: Arturo O’Farrill

Posted under Pianists & Podcast


Jason Crane interviews pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader Arturo O’Farrill. He won a Grammy for his 2008 recording Song For Chico (ZoHo, 2008), named for his father, composer/arranger Chico O’Farrill. In this wide-ranging interview, O’Farrill talks about the forgotten roots of jazz, the need to embrace hand-drumming, and how jazz can only move forward by learning about its past.

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2 Responses to “The Jazz Session #67: Arturo O’Farrill”

  1. The Latin Jazz Corner » Blog Archive » Latin Jazz This Week on 27 Jul 2009 at 10:05 am #

    […] Podcaster Jason Crane focuses his latest edition of The Jazz Session on one of today’s most prominent Latin Jazz artists, pianist Arturo O’Farrill. In close to thirty minutes of interview, Crane discusses several poignant topics with O’Farrill, including the state of jazz, importance of connecting with history, the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, and more. It’s an essential listen as a reflection of the modern Latin Jazz world. Download it HERE. […]

  2. The Jazz Session » Welcome Tanglewood Jazz Fest fans! on 06 Sep 2009 at 10:55 pm #

    […] musicians who’ve been making a mark during the past decade or two, including Donny McCaslin, Arturo O’Farrill, and Terence Blanchard. And you’ll hear from the next generation of musicians — folks […]

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