Omar Sosa: The Afro-Cuban Alchemist of Jazz & His Acclaimed Sextet
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The last date listed for Omar Sosa Afri-Lectric Sextet was Sunday November 3, 2013 / 7:00pm.
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Yoshi's Oakland not only showcases the world's best jazz, gospel, world music and other entertainment, but its acclaimed chef Shotaro "Sho" Kamio is famed for creating some of the finest modern Japanese cuisine in the area. The live music club and upscale restaurant has been located in Jack London Square since 1997 and offers an unmatched entertainment experience. The venue has hosted such legendary jazz greats as Betty Carter, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr., Oscar Peterson and hundreds of others, including name comedians. Please see the full event description for the lineup of upcoming performers. Learn More
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Featured review from Hadley LoudenRed Velvet
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Omar Sosa is a very talented pianist with a cutting edge improvisational style. However, his group compositions and stage theatrics are not so good. About half of this concert featured good ensemble playing and soloing, the other half sounded unformed and unfinished as though the band was hoping someone would play something good to fill the void. About 25% of the show consisted of very lame 1-4-5-4 Guantanamera changes with nothing interesting added - and this at a Miles Davis Tribute show? It appeared they didn't have enough material to fill the show. The extensive use of drum machines and recorded tracks was pitiful and merely exposed the lack of a real percussionist in this ensemble, whose compositions conspicuously require one? Sosa's tendency towards pompous stage posing is a total turnoff to those of us who simply prefer good music. Peter Appfelbaum was strong as always and much of Sosa's arrangements sounded like weak echoes of the Hieroglyphics Ensemble of yore.
The Sextet includes:
Marque Gilmore, drums
Childo Tomas, electric bass
Joo Kraus, trumpet
Leandro Saint-Hill, alto saxophone
Peter Apfelbaum, tenor saxophone