The debut release by Cuban-born Toronto bassist Yoser Rodriguez bridges the worlds of pop, world and jazz, drawing on the talents of some of Toronto’s finest latin jazz players. With the potential to follow in the footsteps of fellow Latin Grammy-winning Alex Cuba, Rodriguez is the next generation of genre-defying Cuban singer-songwriters.
Rodriguez revels in his Afro-Caribbean lineage on Pollen, a tightly crafted and expressive effort. -- Exclaim!
…An album that is a joy to listen to….solid musicianship that shines a light on the growing Cuban influence and presence in Toronto” --Caribbean-Beat
Not merely ‘straight ahead’ music with Cuban motifs, but idiomatically composed music deeply influenced by the Afro-Caribbean musical ethos…..[the music] stretches and expresses the idiom in new ways. — Latin Jazz Net
Catalogue #: LWR004