An unabashed entertainer who plays trumpet with a bright, silvery tone” – Jon Pareles, NY Times “A universal call to party” – Jeff Kalis, Jazziz “Channeling the free spirit of Satchmo” – C. Michael Bailey, AllAboutJazz.com Top local CDs of 2001 – Times-Picayune Best Traditional Jazz Album – OffBEAT Best of the Beat Awards
Irvin Mayfield joins the ranks of Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Duke Ellington and Led Zeppelin with this live addition to his oeuvre of over 30 albums. Available on digital platforms 2/24/17. On CD in April.
Grammy nominee for Best Latin Jazz Album Recorded on location in New Orleans, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Cuba. Billboard Latin Music Award nominee for Latin Jazz Album of the Year 2002 #1 local CD of 2001 – Times-Picayune
#4 on NY Times Best CDs of 2000 “A major new force in Jazz” – CMJ “The Hombres take their rightful place among the top tier of modern Cuban-influenced combos”. 4 stars.- Downbeat OffBEAT Magazine winner for Best Contemporary Jazz Album and Best Latin Album