The Curtis Bros feat. Ralph Peterson - Miami International Jazz Fest

The Curtis Bros feat. Ralph Peterson

The Curtis Bros feat. Ralph Peterson

The Curtis Bros. Trio Luques (bass) and Zaccai (piano) Curtis are two of the most in—demand rhythm section players on the jazz scene today. Their ability to weave in and out of Latin Jazz and “straight ahead” Jazz styles set them apart from the average player. Their ensembles include the 7 piece band “insight,” primarily categorized under Latin Jazz, and ”Completion of Proof” is their straight ahead Jazz ensemble featuring Donald Harrison, Ralph Peterson and Brian Lynch. Their most experimental group is their quartet known as “The Curtis Brothers Quartet” (also known as CBQ), where they integrate many genres and styles.

They have performed with some of the greatest Latin Jazz legends alive such as, Andy Gonzalez, Donald Harrison, Hilton Ruiz, Ray Vega, Mitch Frohman to name a few. in 2005 they were honored to have been personally selected by Ray Barretto, Bruce Barth and Hilton Ruiz, for the US. state department’s “American Music Abroad (Jazz Ambassadors) Program.” The CBO. then released 2 CDs that have made their mark in the Jazz arid Latin Jazz community. The Curtis Brothers are currently signed to the Indie record label, “Truth Revolution Records”.

For this performance, The Curtis Brothers feature legendary jazz drummer, bandleader, and educator Ralph Peterson to join them forming the renowned trio, “TriAngular lll.” Ralph Peterson achieved early notoriety as Art BlakeVs Jazz Messengers second drummer in 1983 and has continued in his footsteps with mentoring young talent throughout his career. Over the years, Peterson has also played with Jazz heavyweights such as Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Charles Lloyd, Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Jon Faddis, Dewey Redman, Geri Allen, Betty Carter, Stanley Cowell and Wynton Marsalis. But arguably his most impressive work has been featured with his own trio, TriAngular, whose first iteration put out their album on Blue Note Records in 1988. in early 2016, Peterson resurrected TriAngular for only the third time in nearly 30 years with its new album, TriAngular ill, and this time being aided by the surefire musical chemistry of brothers Luques and Zaccai Curtis on bass and piano respectively. This reinvigorated version of TriAngular provides a dazzling showcase for Peterson’s boundless energy and imaginative tunes while allowing The Curtis Brothers room to show off their own compositional skills and flawless musical chops.

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