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Grammy Nominated Latin Jazz Conga Master — World Class Musican and Educator

“I was captured from the opening bars of the first track and was relentlessly but delightedly held until the very end. There is integrity and exploration to be found here… and so much beauty.”

“Chembo’s Quintet takes every opportunity for powerful solos and they do not disappoint.”

-Travis Rogers, JazzTimes

“Corniel is a percussion colourist who stands head and shoulders above most of his peers. His great artistry is informed by his flawless technique, which he embellishes with his consummate taste.“

“In fact Corniel is almost akin to an ancient druid who has some magical connection to the very force of nature that produces the echoes that pass through the gauntlet of time itself.”

“In this regard, this time around Corniel has surpassed himself with one of his most enduring albums.”

-Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network
Five Stars & Album Of The Week
September 17, 2012

“Chembo Corniel is the consummate contemporary percussionist…whose technique is like adding hot spices to a cold salad and the blend of this group of musicians can make me sing forever.” – Grady Tate, Jazz Vocalist

Afro Blue Monk Cover

“Afro Blue Monk” receives 5-star review by Raul da Gama of Latin Jazz Network!
Read review of  “Afro Blue Monk” by Travis Rogers of JazzTimes.

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