Francisco Mela shares new album, ‘MPT Trio Vol 1’

The Cuban drummer leads the trio with saxophonist Hery Paz and guitarist Juanma Trujillo.

Cuban muso Francisco Mela has released MPT Trio Vol 1, an eight-track album featuring Hery Paz and Juanma Trujillo.

Drummer Mela leads the trio of Paz on tenor saxophone and Trujillo on guitar over these eight original songs, which were both composed and improvised. The record is rooted in Caribbean folk music (including calypso) and free jazz. Its centerpiece is “Suite for Leo Brouwer,” a nearly ten-minute-long series of musical vignettes.

Stream MPT Trio Vol 1 below:

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And watch the trio perform opening track “Calipso” live in the studio here:

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