Arturo O'Farrill On Piano Jazz

Arturo O'Farrill. (Courtesy of the artist)
Arturo O'Farrill. (Courtesy of the artist)

Pianist, composer and bandleader Arturo O'Farrill is the son of the late Chico O'Farrill (1921–2001). A multiple Grammy winner, the younger O'Farrill has contributed to contemporary Latin jazz as leader of the Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra, and as founder of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.

In this 2002 episode of Piano Jazz, O'Farrill performs "Danzon Don Vazquez," and he and host Marian McPartland team up for a duet performance of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave."

Originally broadcast in the winter of 2002.

Set List

  • "Pure Emotion" (C. O'Farrill)
  • "Danzon Don Vazquez" (Vazquez)
  • "Warm Valley" (Ellington)
  • "Wave" (Jobim)
  • "Use Your Imagination" (Porter)
  • "Little Susan" (Weston)
  • "On Green Dolphin Street" (Kaper)

Hear Arturo O'Farrill on Song Travels and Alt.Latino. Watch a Tiny Desk Concert here.

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