Pure Emotion Known for his compositions and arrangements (Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman), Pure Emotion is 73-year-old Cuban-born Chico O'Farrill's first recording in 30 years —… Pure Emotion Known for his compositions and arrangements (Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman), Pure Emotion is 73-year-old Cuban-born Chico O'Farrill's first recording in 30 years —… 1995-08-30 Chico O'farrill and His Afro-cuban Jazz Orchestra Jazz
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Pure Emotion (1995)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Aug 30, 1995; Lead Performance: Chico O'farrill and His Afro-cuban Jazz Orchestra; Genre: Jazz

Known for his compositions and arrangements (Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman), Pure Emotion is 73-year-old Cuban-born Chico O'Farrill's first recording in 30 years — and it's a stunner. Bright, bighearted, and danceable, O'Farrill's music should appeal to fans of both classic big-band sounds and Latin jazz. A-

Originally posted Aug 25, 1995 Published in issue #289-290 Aug 25, 1995 Order article reprints