Mulatos (Otá Records Ota1014, 2004)
Cuban multi-instrumentalist and composer Omar Sosa is one of the most
creative musicians in the world jazz scene. He has explored numerous traditions,
ranging from Afro-Ecuadorian to Moroccan Gnawa. On Mulatos, his latest CD, Sosa
collaborates with well known jazz and world music instrumentalists, creating a
brilliant mix of jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms and global sounds.Omar Sosa -known for his piano prowess- continues to
surprise the listener with his masterful ability as an instrumentalist, playing additional instruments, such as the marimba, vibraphone, and percussion. In
addition, Sosa also contributes vocals and intriguing samples.
Mulatos was recorded in Paris and Barcelona [Sosa is now based in Spain]. It features Paquito
D’Rivera (clarinet), Steve Arguelles (drums and scratches), Dhafer Youssef (ud),
Aziz Arrabi (guimbri, karkabas, vocals), Renaud Pion (clarinet), Dieter Ilg
(acoustic bass), and Philippe Foch (tabla, bowl).