AVAILABLE NOW on Justin Time Records: Jane Bunnett Forms Exhilarating New All Female Band Maqueque, Blending Afro-Cuban, Soul and Jazz on Self-Titled Release.
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque – CD Review by Raul da Gama for latinjazznet.com
The celebrated Canadian soprano saxophonist is embracing voices again. But these voices are of a slightly different sort. The Creole Choir of Cuba is long gone to other things but Ms. Bunnett is back with an exquisite new ensemble of vocalists and instrumentalists named “Maqueque”, which means, as Ms. Bunnett’s short note on the CD sleeve points out, “the spirit of a young girl, in the ancient Afro-Cuban dialect.”
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque – CD Review by Kerry Doole for exclaim.ca
Much of the stellar reputation of Canadian jazz and world music heroine Jane Bunnett has been based on her passionate and adventurous explorations of the treasure trove that is Cuban music. She returns to the island with well-received new project Maqueque. This pairs the veteran composer/bandleader/multi-instrumentalist with six talented young female Cuban musicians and singers.