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Friday October 18, 2019

“Havana-born pianist Robert Fonseca releases Yesun, his ninth solo album, on 18 October.

‘Yesun is the album I’ve always wanted to make,’ says Fonseca of a record that combines everything from jazz and classical music to rap, funk, reggaeton, and electronica, ripping up the rulebook along the way. ‘All my influences are here. All the sounds and vibes that make me who I am.’

It’s a trio album whose 12 original tracks are bolstered by Fonseca’s bandmates, drummer Raúl Herrera and double bassist Yandy Martínez Rodriguez. Guests include American saxophonist Joe Lovano, French-Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, Cuban rapper/singer Danay Suarez, and bolero diva Mercedes Cortés.

Yesun delves even deeper into the music of Fonseca’s homeland, weaving in beats, spoken word, analogue keyboards, Fonseca’s sonorous vocals and more.

‘I am presenting a Cuba without borders,’ says Fonseca. ‘I’m building bridges between my AfroCuban roots and other styles of music and doing some of the crazy things I love doing live.’

Read the full press release here
Listen to the album here