Chucho Valdes, Cuba's most famous jazz musician, has rebalanced the repertoire of his Afro-Cuban Messengers on Border-Free, mixing its American-jazz agenda (the group's name deliberately references both Valdes' roots and the late Art Blakey's classic soul-bop Jazz Messengers group) with more extended Latin-American input, and some Native American and Andalusian connections, too. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis, guesting on three tracks, is warmly romantic on tenor on the loping Tabu, agile and fluent on the Cuban dance-shuffle Bebo, and mercurial on a soprano-sax break full of north African microtonalisms on the hurtling, horn-hooting finale, Abdel.
AKP special exclusive "Breaking Free Tour" compilation CD! Karfagen & Sunchild is the projects of the composer, multi-instrumentalist Anton Kalugin. Since 2006, he released 15 albums in English label Caerllysi Music. Musicians actively and successfully represents Ukraine on the world progressive rock scene. Behind performances of the team in the famous international rock festivals, numerous reviews, reviews of the major recognized Internet portals. France, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom - the countries where Karfagen / Sunchild professionally presented interesting, melodic, dynamic and at the same atmospheric material, roots stretching into the legacy of bands like Pink Floyd, Camel, Focus, Happy the Man , Yes, Genesis, Marillion.