Arturo O’Farrill

Arturo O’Farrill appears in the following:

The Pogues, From Behind The Squeezebox; Arturo O’Farrill And The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra Plays Live

Thursday, May 08, 2014

In this episode: James Fearnley was (and is) the accordionist for the rollicking London Irish pub-punk band The Pogues. His new memoir shines offers new insight into the band's brotherly affinities and lead singer Shane MacGowan's wild genius.

Then: Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Apollo Theater, the 65th anniversary of his dad, Chico O'Farrill's historic Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite, and the release of their new album. That's a lot of celebrating. Hear the sprawling ensemble perform live in the Soundcheck studio..

And: NPR Music contributor Chris Molanphy turns our "That Was A Hit?!?" series on its head, with "That WASN'T A Hit?!?" In this segment, he discusses "Tempted," the ubiquitous, blue-eyed soul tune by British rockers Squeeze. The song broke the Hot 100 but failed to crack the Top 40 in both the US and UK.

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Arturo O'Farrill And The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Live On Soundcheck

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Pianist Arturo O'Farrill and his Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Apollo Theater, the 65th anniversary of his father, Chico O'Farrill's historic Afro-Cu...

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Return of the Latin Lantzmen

Monday, August 17, 2009

On the 1961 album Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos, an all-star lineup of New York jazz musicians mashed up Jewish and Latin styles under the fake name Juan Calle & His Latin Lantzmen. Before a tribute concert this weekend at Lincoln Center, composer and pianist Arturo O’Farrill and music historian Roger ...

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