“Montreal’s AFILAO take on jazz classic “All the Things You Are” with a bold take that’s equal parts mind-bender and hip-shaker. Fusing latin jazz with Afro-Cuban, the group’s smooth horns and expressive piano contextualize the twisty, confounding rhythms, which add progressive time signatures to Timba (a mix of Afro-Cuban, salsa and funk).”
AFILAO - "Macizo"
AFILAO is a Cuban-Jazz band based in Montreal, Canada.
Its novel, vigorous and angular sound is rooted in a progressive approach to
Timba’s agressive, syncopated and acerbic tumbaos (riffs), bloques (punches) and mambos (ostinati).
The band launched at the 2016 Montreal International Jazz Festival and released its EP "Macizo" in December 2017.