Jerry Fields has gathered the finest jazz and Latin musicians together
to form an ensemble which is truly unique in Atlanta. As the opening
act for Latin jazz great Eddie Palmieri, Vecinos del Mundo drew praise
from the legendary pianist. " Vecinos del Mundo played a great
set." "They are very exciting!" (5\22\99) Tomas Algarin,
the host of WCLK's Latin Aura, was equally impressed. After airing
a cut from the group's self-titled demo CD, the Latin from Manhattan(Algarin)
had these words to say: "Never before has Latin jazz of such
high caliber been produced locally." "Vecinos del Mundo
plays intensely." "Vecinos del Mundo plays musically,"
and best of all, "Vecinos del Mundo grooves!"
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the sophisticated melodies and harmonies of jazz with the syncopated rhythms
of the Afro-Cuban tradition, Vecinos del Mundo creates music which is technically
rich and infinitely danceable.