Omar Sosa is a Cuban-born pianist, band leader, and composer. He has released albums for over two decades, showcasing his skills in diverse genres such as Jazz, Latin, Cuban, African, and spiritual music. Throughout his career, he has earned a dedicated fan base and numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Smithsonian Associates, funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, orchestral commissions, and seven GRAMMY nominations.
Omar Sosa is a highly acclaimed artist in the world music and jazz genres, with a vast following across the globe. While his music has been available in various formats, including digital and CDs, he has recently decided to release his music on vinyl. To achieve this, he enlisted the help of the Jazz Amnesty Sound System (J.A.S.S.), a duo of jazz enthusiasts who are also fans of Omar Sosa. Not only are they accomplished musicians in their own right, but they have also collaborated with Sosa on several musical projects.
J.A.S.S. has curated a special collection of Omar Sosa’s early CD releases with the permission of his record label, Otá Records. The limited edition double LP features original cover art by HVW8 artist and co-founder Gene Pendon, and is now available to fans. Notably, the LPs are accompanied by detailed liner notes from David Ryshpan, a professional pianist and educator at McGill University.
Omar Sosa and Jazz Amnesty Sound System, in partnership with Canadian Jazz label G-THREE, are thrilled to announce the release of their new two-record LP titled ‘An Afro-Cuban Excursion‘, showcasing some of Omar Sosa’s finest recorded work from his earlier albums. For avid collectors of Jazz and World Music, this LP is a must-have addition to your vinyl collection. Don’t miss this golden opportunity to get your hands on this masterpiece.
“Sosa is one of the truly illuminated minds of world jazz.” –Phillip Van Vleck, Billboard
“Sosa’s music explores African culture with a global perspective. In his pan-African/pan-Latin approach, Orisha music, hip-hop, rumba, jazz, and Gwana ritual music are just different expressions of the same culture.” –Fernando Gonzalez, DownBeat
“Sosa’s pianisms evoke distant echoes of McCoy Tyner’s power, Keith Jarrett’s improvisational flights of fancy, and Thelonious Monk’s angular harmonies transforming the piano into 88 well-tuned drums.” –Eugene Holley, The Village Voice