Weekend Extra: Michele Rosewoman & Julian Priester

Rosewoman, PriesterAt last year’s Healdsburg Jazz Festival in California, pianist Michele Rosewoman’s trio welcomed trombonist Julian Priester as their guest. They played Priester’s “End Dance” from his album In Deep End Dance (say it aloud, fast). Andy McKee is the bassist, Billy Hart the drummer. The sound quality of this video is acceptable. That—and closing your eyes while you listen—helps compensate for the fuzzy picture.

Ms. Rosewoman’s three-decade career in music that combines jazz and Afro-Cuban elements includes her leadership of the New Yor-Uba ensemble, which this spring celebrates its 30th anniversary. Over the years, Priester, Hart, Howard Johnson, Oliver Lake, Orlando “Puntilla” Rios, Pedro Martinez, Adam Cruz and an assortment of other leading American, Cuban and Puerto Rican musicians have played in New Yor-Uba. For more About Michele Rosewoman, see her website.

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