Alan Lewine Xtet

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Alan Lewine Xtet

The Alan Lewine Xtet offers a program of Lewine’s arrangements of some the songs of Cuba’s great composer, Ernesto Lecuona, arranged in Alan’s unique original jazz style.

Leading with his string bass, the Xtet includes piano, drums, Cuban percussion and often one or more horn players. Swinging hard, it’s straight-ahead jazz spiced with an authentic Cuban flavor. The Xtet has presented this unique program in concert in Santiago and Havana Cuba, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York.

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VARIOUS PROJECTS

Original Jazz

The Alan Lewine Xtet offers a program of Lewine’s compositions and arrangements.  Leading with his string bass, the Xtet includes piano, drums, and often Cuban percussion and one or more horn players. Swinging hard, it’s straight-ahead jazz heavily spiced with influences from around the world, including flamenco, Balinese gamelan, Afro-pop, Cuban Latin jazz, Brazilian samba, etc..  The Xtet has performed in concert in Santiago and Havana Cuba; Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York, USA; and in Europe in Spain, Holland and Belgium.

  “[W]rites and performs music that frees the soul, moves the mind to wonder at possibilities, but most of all, sings hymns of exaltation in these most needy of times.” - AllAboutJazz

“Truly on the right bass path.” - Milt “Judge” Hinton

“Lewine possesses a dark sound, powerful and foreboding...a composer and a scholar in many of jazz's many-splendored forms...” - JazzScene

Jazzes for Lecuona

The Alan Lewine Xtet offers a program of Lewine’s arrangements of some the songs of Cuba’s great composer, Ernesto Lecuona, arranged in Alan’s unique original jazz style. Leading with his string bass, theXtet includes piano, drums, Cuban percussion and one or more horn players. Swinging hard, it’s straight-ahead jazz spiced with an authentic Cuban flavor.

“Intelligent and well-paced” - Cadence Jazz

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