Released: May 2006
Label: Blue Note Records
This Cuban percussionist has had a long, distinguished career in jazz and Latin music but this is his first album as a group leader. For Codes, Ignacio Berroa uses Latin rhythms to dictate the forms of entire jazz pieces rather than just as added accents to 4/4 swing. Berroa's topflight band includes pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, saxophonist David Sanchez and bassist John Patitucci.