Drummer Joe McCarthy and his New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band new recording “Upwards”
“Joe McCarthy’s ascent as one of today’s strongest practitioners of Nuyorican Afro-Latin jazz continues with the irrepressible Upwards. –DownBeat Magazine
“On his second ZOHO release, drummer Joe McCarthy leads his impressive, NY based large ensemble through two vintage jazz numbers and six colorful pieces written by current and past band members. While there are many big bands on the scene, there none quite like this. That the band can move quickly from angular, intervallic runs to lush, pensive moments is a testament to the virtuosity of its performers and the artistic suppleness of its leader.” – Kabir Sehgal
“Congratulations to Joe and his band mates for creatively pushing Latin big band jazz forward in exciting new directions!” –Rich DeRosa
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