Pedrito Martinez Group

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“Pedrito is a genius…he is a revelation to me.” – Wynton Marsalis

The Pedrito Martinez Group has its roots planted firmly in the Afro-Cuban Rumba tradition and in the bata rhythms and vocal chants of the music of Yoruba and Santeria. Ben Ratliff summed it up aptly for The New York Times calling it, “complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New-World funk.”

PMG’s first studio album, released in 2013 on Motema Music, received a Grammy nomination. It was produced by Steve Gadd and Pedrito Martinez and features special guests like Wynton Marsalis and John Scofield. The album  was chosen among NPR’s Favorite Albums of 2013, iTunes Top Ten Jazz Albums for 2013, and The Boston Globe Critics Top Ten Albums of 2013.

style: Afro-Cuban jazz

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