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All distance is relative, especially where geopolitical borders and ideologies are involved. We speak one language, they speak another. We follow our system, they follow theirs. When we focus on the differences, a relatively short stretch of land or water starts to look like a yawning chasm. But when we look at each other as individuals and focus on the similarities, that "chasm" is actually a very short distance. Less than a hundred miles. Musicians - especially jazz musicians, whose craft is in many ways an improvised form of communication - understand this principle inherently, perhaps better than any politician or diplomat could ever hope to. Vibraphonist Stefon Harris, saxophonist David Sánchez and trumpeter Christian Scott cross that divide in their new recording, Ninety Miles.

Recorded entirely in Havana, Cuba, with the help of some highly talented Cuban players - pianists Rember Duharte and Harold López-Nussa, each leading their own quartets - the nine-song set is an experiment that examines the fascinating chemical reaction that takes place when musicians from different cultures come together and converse in a common language that transcends mere words. The set also includes a DVD that is a sneak peek of the forthcoming documentary of the same name that chronicles the recording process of the album in Cuba. It will also include two bonus live performances of "City Sunrise" and "La Fiesta Va."

"This record is about the power of music to communicate, and break down some of the barriers that result from language and politics and culture," says John Burk, Chief Creative Officer of Concord Music Group and producer of the album. He developed the idea for the project after experiencing first-hand the visceral energy exchange between artists and audiences at the Cuban Jazz Festival in 2008. After more than a year of negotiations with representatives of the Cuban music industry - not to mention clearing the various travel-related hurdles with the U.S. State Department and the Cuban government - Burk, along with co-producer Chris Dunn, booked Harris, Sánchez and Scott to perform in Havana in May 2010 with many of the same Cuban players he'd seen at the festival a couple years earlier. Ninety Miles is a snapshot of the rehearsals just prior to the 2010 performance.

The brilliance and innovation of Ninety Miles is only part of the story. The recording is also a clear statement about the power of music to unite in ways that politics and diplomacy can't. "The arts can lead the way, because they are the universal language," says Burk. "And music is certainly one of the most powerful forces within the arts. You can change someone's life in five minutes with the right piece of music. I don't know of any other art form that can do that. This record does illustrate a way - or at least the ability - for people to work together despite differences."

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Ñengueleru
  2. E'cha
  3. City Sunrise
  4. The Forgotten Ones
  5. Black Action Figure
  6. Congo
  7. And This Too Shall Pass
  8. Brown Belle Blues
  9. La Fiesta Va

Disc: 2

  1. Sneak peek of the documentary, Ninety Miles
  2. City Sunrise (live)
  3. La Fiesta Va (live)


Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 21, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: Concord Picante
  • Run Time: 3178 seconds
  • ASIN: B004YOEFLI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,814 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Ninety Miles is the distance between Miami and Havana, the closest points in the US and Cuba. This project, the companion CD to a documentary due later this summer, comes from New Orleans-born trumpeter Christian Scott, Puerto Rican saxophonist David Sánchez, and New York vibraphonist Stefon Harris. It's the latest in a long line of artistic efforts to bridge that divide and emphasize the musical, cultural and historical kinships between the two nations. For Scott, as for many New Orleans musicians, the similarities hit close to home. He says in the documentary: "You want to make music there because you can tell that the people have a steady diet of good music...It's like the music makes the people feel like everything's gonna be okay." He's talking about Cuba, but he may as well be talking about his hometown, especially when he goes on to call music in Cuba a kind of communal catharsis.

Recorded in Havana, the music on Ninety Miles displays the Caribbean roots that connect traditional Cuban music with US jazz and New Orleans, but it looks relentlessly forward. Scott, Harris, and Sánchez, along with the Cuban pianists Rember Duharte and Harold López-Nussa, whose separate quartets fill out the album, are modern jazz players through and through. Their compositions are ambitious, harmonically and rhythmically complex, and diversely influenced. After a couple of listens, it's easy to distinguish between Harris' blues-gospel melodies, the Afro-Cuban bebop Sánchez studied in Dizzy Gillespie's band, and Scott's wide-ranging jazz fusion. Each is a virtuosic performer in his own right, and the real pleasure in Ninety Miles is when the whole band gets cooking. The interplay between these masters and the expert rhythm sections behind them moves the project well past its efforts in musicology or history. This is a session, not a study. Communal catharsis, indeed.--Jacob Leland, OffBeat Magazine, July 2011 issue.
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What a fantastic blend of Jazz with the amazing rhythmic force from Cuba. The whole band turns it out and with the extra enclosed DVD, it gives you a real sense about how the music was performed live. All 3 musicians from the United States are leaders of their own groups, but together they create some intense music. Stefon Harris executes some ripping fast yet beautifully flowing solos. David Sanchez, with his Hispanic background, has no problem with the Latin Jazz groove and his playing is intense. Christian Scott, who I don't know as well as the others, is an excellent technician in his own right and is an excellent addition. The Cuban rhythm section I did not recognize but all of them are amazing musicians and together the music is exquisite. What an amazing project!! I highly recommend it.
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I've been a fan of Christian Scott ever since he came up on the scene a few years ago. I was very impressed with his earlier work. I am not convinced that he is the next big thing in contemporary jazz. Joining Stefon Harris and David Sanchez, this jazz trio presents a refreshing new look at jazz and Cuban culture. The concept of the album is apolitical, but the music is deeply emotional and wonderful to hear. Made it through 4 times already, and each song is a keeper! There's no skippers...can't wait to spend more time with it. Thanks for the great music!
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Those are the words of Tim Jackson, musical director of the Monterey Jazz Festival when he introduced Ninety Miles for a live performance at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Indeed it is. This record presents the first time collaboration of Harris, Sanchez, and Scott and their musical adventure with a few outstanding Cuban musicians. This is not Afro-Cuban jazz; rather, it is contemporary jazz at its finest. Grounded, melodic, beautifully arranged compositions allow each soloist their opportunity to shine. Some of the best tracks are composed by the pianists Rember Duharte and Harold López-Nussa, but there are no slack tracks, either in composition or performance. I will listen to this over and over again. And if you get a chance to hear this group live, don't miss it.
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