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First Listen: Alfredo Rodríguez, 'The Little Dream'

The jazz pianist honor his Cuban roots while constantly seeking new avenues for expression.
Alfredo Rodríguez's The Little Dream is out Feb. 23 on Mack Avenue Records. Source: Anna Webber

Alfredo Rodríguez is a figurehead of the new generation of Cuban jazz musicians who observe and honor their roots while constantly seeking new avenues for expression. The 32-year-old, evokes , and in equal parts, but the rhythms of Cuba, those grooves can get anybody reeling and rocking, are etched into the music's bones.

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