Audiophile Review weighs in on Tribu’s “El Matador.”

New Music for November 16

Artist:  Tribu – “El Matador”

Label:  Mandala Records

Comprised mostly of musicians originally from the US and Cuba, Tribu is manifestly, and not surprisingly, a Latin flavored traditional jazz ensemble. I say traditional only in the sense that a jazz band influenced by that Caribbean sound can even be traditional in the jazz scene. Tribu in Spanish means “Tribe” and if these musicians are in any way a tribe, their work is pleasing and very listenable. Their compositions are not expressively complicated yet they seem to flow together very well. Possessing all the flavors of traditional jazz done in a Latin, Cuban flavor, El Matador is an outstanding work. If your listening pleasure extends to a Latin flavored jazz sound, you will not go wrong with the latest work from Tribu.

Overall: 8 Sonics: 8

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