Released: Jun 2011
Label: Concord Picante
The trio of talented instrumentalists on Ninety Miles -- vibraphone player Stefon Harris, saxophonist David Sanchez and trumpeter Christian Scott -- is certainly accomplished in their own right, but combined, they reveal an especially vibrant energy. Recorded in Havana, the album includes renowned Cuban pianists Rember Duharte and Harold Lopez-Nussa and a battery of local percussionists. The fusion helps Ninety Miles emerge as the younger, modern, bright-eyed cousin to the Buena Vista Social Club, and a portrait that captures the potential of Cuba's falling borders.