Conga player and composer Alberto Nacif and the superlative musicians who make up the sizzling Latin Jazz septet Aguanko are working on a new Latin Jazz recording titled “Pattern Recognition” which will be available in late 2017/early 2018! This recording will feature the core group of Aguanko musicians from the incredibly rich Detroit and Ann Arbor area Jazz scene performing original music which will further the trajectory of this exciting group.
These tasteful musicians’ interpretation of Alberto Nacif’s original music is evocative and sensuous, and true to its Cuban roots. Aguanko has received local and national attention, and their live concerts have dazzled capacity crowds at the multiple venues where they have performed. They are also able to offer educational lecture-demonstrations and instructional seminars.
Aguanko’s first recording, “Elemental“, released in 2013 was on the Jazzweek national charts for 32 weeks, their second release (“Invisible“) in 2015 was on the charts for 20 weeks! The last release “Latin Jazz Christmas in Havana” which creatively turned Christmas standards into traditional Cuban music jewels, reached #48 in the national Jazz Charts (Jazzweek), and the second most added to on-air playlists in Dec 2016! All three releases have received excellent reviews around the world (see our review section)!