GILLES PETERSON PRESENTS: HAVANA CULTURA ANTHOLOGY BROWNSWOOD RECORDINGS, OUT 2 DECEMBER London acid-jazzer puts the spotlight on Cuba’s rising talent over triple-vinyl set.
No one could fairly accuse DJ and Brownswood Recordings owner Gilles Peterson of dilettantism when you consider he’s spent the best part of a decade showcasing modern Cuban sounds with his Havana Cultura project. Quite the opposite, in fact, as Peterson here digs deep for this snazzy, 23- track collection of clubby jazz grooves and new-generation Latin hip-hop. All told, a Buena Vista Social Club for the 21st century. SIMON McEWEN