"New Throned King"
5 Passion Records
The call of ancestry, and its expression through folklore, has always been a potent preoccupation for Afro-Caribbean jazz musicians in the United States. Yosvany Terry, a saxophonist, percussionist and composer from an influential musical family in Camagüey, Cuba, is a leader among the current generation, which keeps finding ways of deepening its inquiry. His latest album amounts to an act of scholarship as well as musical syncretism, and some of his most arresting work. Featuring his band Ye-Dé-Gbé, it’s a celebration of Arara culture, especially as found in the Matanzas province of Cuba.”
- Nate Chinen, The New York Times