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RECORDING: Drummer-composer Reggie Quinerly Explores The Possibilities Of Afro-Latin Jazz With The January 19 Release Of ‘The Thousandth Scholar’ On Redefinition Music

The rich straight-ahead jazz of Reggie Quinerly gets an Afro-Caribbean spin with The Thousandth Scholar, to be released January 19on hisown Redefinition Music. Quinerly’s fifth album finds the drummer/composer seasoning his musical recipes with what Jelly Roll Morton called “the Spanish tinge,” a sometimes-subtle Latin flavor that he achieves without sacrificing his distinctive soulful sound—and with the help of an ace quartet including pianist Manuel Valera, bassist Matt Brewer, and percussionist Samuel Torres….

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