¡La Habana, Mi Amor! is a three movement piece which originated as three short works by composer Mona Lyn Reese. In collaboration with the musicians of Havana, her piece was arranged for Cuban jazz band and voice and serves as an excellent example of the artistic collaboration between America and Cuba amidst the lifting of various regulations in the American Cuban embargo.
Reviews for ¡La Habana, Mi Amor!
…Mona Lyn Reese’s ¡La Habana, Mi Amor! … this set of three pieces gets a distinctive Cuban treatment by being arranged for voice and Cuban jazz band, and the result is an intriguing blend of bluesy nightclub singing with some appealingly unusual instrumental touches, especially in the final ¡Chocolate Caliente!
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High points include… Reese’s delightful collection of jazz songs, ¡La Habana, Mi Amor!…