This album brings together two families in a celebration of their late patriarchs: Bebo Valdés and Chico O’Farrill. It’s a multi-generational tribute led by Arturo and Chucho, which also features the next generation, including pianist Leyanis Valdés, drummer Jessie Valdés, trumpeter Adam O’Farrill and drummer Zack O’Farrill.
Congratulations to Arturo & Chucho (genius maestros!), all the musicians, production team, Motema Music, Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and the entire team & staff. The recording session had several "pinch-me" and "I can’t believe how good this sounds" moments. Thank you for your vision, Arturo. You are such a master. I love working with you and the entire team.
I’m proud to serve as executive producer, producer, liner notes author, and composer whose track features a guest appearance by Anoushka Shankar.