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Wayne Wallace and Michael Spiro

REVIEW: Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace La Orquestra Sinfonietta, 'Canto America,' Patois Records >>

When Ella Fitzgerald and McCoy Tyner wanted to spice up their mix with salsa percussion, they called Michael Spiro. When Count Basie and Sonny Rollins wanted some Afro-Cuban know-how, they called trombonist Wayne Wallace. Together, the two have collaborated for almost three decades. Their latest adventure, 'Canto America' (Patois Records) uses La Orquestra Sinfonietta to deconstruct, then reconstruct, Afro-Caribbean music.

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