Larry Harlow’s “A Salsa Suite” success

"La Raza Latina," composer-pianist Larry Harlow's hour-plus Latin big band extravaganza, drew thousands to Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors' penultimate concert last week, proving that driving, multi-layered live music has staying power decades after its creation. "A Salsa Suite" featured vocalists Ruben Blades and Adonis Puentes, choreographed couples and a 40 piece band with strings and extraordinary soloists on trumpets, congas, flute, saxes and violins. Harlow conducted the music he'd recorded in 1978 but never performed … [Read more...]