The Paul Carlon Trio
The followup to Paul's highly acclaimed Afro-Latin tribute to Billy Strayhorn, La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing (Zoho Music, 2013), Tresillo is an equally innovative look at Latin Jazz. The Paul Carlon Trio features Master conguero and Grammy Nominee Wilson "Chembo" Corniel and young lion bassist Alex "Apolo" Ayala. The core of the album is the Trio's freewheeling improvisations, high octane grooves, and deep knowledge of Latin standards and traditions. The controlled abandon that bleeds through every track references traditional Cuban and Puerto Rican rhythms, the classic jazz tenor trio, and the best of New York's contemporary Latin jazz scene. Special guest tresero Benjamin Lapidus and vocalists Jorge Maldonado and Christelle Durandy are also featured.