's place as one of the key founders of Latin jazz was overlooked for decades, until he formed the exciting orchestra found on this Messidor CD. His 23-piece big band, along with a variety of singers, performs a full set of Bauza
's originals, including the five movements of his Afro-Cuban jazz suite "Tanga." Victor Paz
's lead trumpet drives the ensembles, and Paquito D'Rivera
has a strong appearance sitting in on alto.