Sunday Night Jazz Showcase
Program #270 (November 17 at 8:00 p.m.)
Led by Carlos Kanno of Orquesta de la Luz, the Nettai Tropical Jazz Big Band started out as a group of friends playing for fun and evolved into an 18-piece ensemble.
Boasting four percussionists, a three-piece rhythm section, and powerful horns, the group released their first album, Live in Yokohama, in 1998. That year also saw the Japanese release of their follow-up, September, which was released in the U.S. the following year. My Favorite followed in 2000.
(provided by Allmusic)