Carnival celebrations around the world. Billboard Latin Music Award finalist for Latin Jazz Album of the Year. Guests include Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, John Boutte, Kermit Ruffins and many more.
#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
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
Billboard Latin Music Award nominee for Latin Jazz Album of the Year 2004 “One of the smartest, and most fun, bands anywhere – Michael Agovino, Newsweek.com “brilliant travelogue” – David Fricke, Rolling Stone “Mission accomplished” – Philip Booth, Downbeat
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.
An enhanced CD with video commentary by Wynton Marsalis. Produced by Delfeayo Marsalis. “fine showcase of his work, marked by a set of chops that truly separates this young trumpeter from the pack” – CMJ
A suite of music dedicated to the great artist Gordon Parks and his work Half Past Autumn. “Mr. Mayfield has done his homework” Ben Ratliff, New York Times “One of the Big Easy’s brightest stars.” – Steve Greenlee, Boston Globe