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jAngel Eyes by Afro Bop Alliance

Groove is at the heart of the Afro Bop Alliance’s debut release on ZOHO. While providing exciting Latin-tinged grooves that are tailor-made for dancers, the members of this Washington, DC-based, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers inspired septet keep one foot solidly in the straight ahead jazz camp with their scintillating improvisations and tight three-horn frontline.

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“No Rest for the Bones of the Dead” (© Roland Vazquez/ ASCAP) is from an upcoming release of Joe McCarthy’s Latin Grammy award winning Afro Bop Alliance Big Band.

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About Joe McCarthy

Joe McCarthy has led a diverse career as drummer/percussionist, bandleader, producer and educator in a myriad of settings from symphony orchestra to bebop, big band, afro cuban, theater and beyond.

Joe is the founder, leader, producer and drummer of Afro Bop Alliance, winner of the 2008 Latin Grammy for Latin Jazz Album of the Year, and nominated in the same category for the 51st Grammy Awards for the Heads-Up release “Afro Bop Alliance”, featuring Dave Samuels. Afro Bop has just released it’s fifth recording…

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