I recently discovered this initial release (2004) by the Roberto Fonseca Afro-Cuban Jazz Project. Mr. Fonseca is a now-well-known jazz pianist hailing from Havana, Cuba. There are several standouts (“Igbae”, “Negra Mia”, and “De Regreso”) on this album including an interesting take on “Over the Rainbow”.
I recently heard a song from this album by Darren Lyons on my Dave Peck Pandora station (yeah, another “Streaming Update” blog post is coming) and just had to give the album a listen. Glad I did .. good straight-ahead jazz. Check out his site for more info on this excellent drummer and what his bands (he has 2) are up to: