Dafnis Prieto Sextet http://redriverradio.org en Newport Jazz Festival: The Dafnis Prieto Sextet http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-dafnis-prieto-sextet <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Tuesday, March 19 at 9 p.m. &nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Like his countryman </span>Pedrito<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Martinez, drummer </span>Dafnis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Prieto<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> came over from Cuba around the turn of the century — promptly placing every rhythm section in New York City on notice. His next-level understanding of the </span>clave<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, combined with his seeming willingness to try anything that grooves, led to his nomination as a MacArthur Fellow last year. That cast of mind powering a sextet with horns will prove volatile, as it did on his 2008 album Taking The Soul For A Walk. On stage, it's liable to cause bug-eyed amazement if onlookers aren't careful. His band features Peter </span>Apfelbaum<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on saxophone, Felipe </span>Lamoglia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on saxophone, Ralph </span>Alessi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on trumpet, Manuel </span>Valera<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on piano, and </span>Yunior<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Terry on bass.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 02:00:00 +0000 25008 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: The Dafnis Prieto Sextet