La Rumba is A Lovesome Thing/A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn

Paul Carlon

“Mr. Carlon’s treatment is the best kind of fresh take on classic material, rendered with a perfect balance of adoration and irreverence that never misses the mark.” -- Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal

“Saxophonist Paul Carlon’s Latin look at the compositions of Billy Strayhorn goes all the way on a cover of “Take the ‘A’ Train.” The arrangement includes five- horn chords, tres riffing from Benjamin Lapidus, Christelle Durandy’s strong vocals, a determined funk section and a focused, percussion-fueled trombone solo from Mike Fahie (★★★★).” --Brad Farberman, Downbeat Magazine

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