“A daring improviser, Charles also delivers with heart-wrenching lyricism” - Jazz Times
“…had strength and a clear, almost classical sense of thematic organization.” - New York Times
Etienne Charles is a young Trinidadian trumpeter on a musical, cross-cultural mission. His debut album, Culture Shock (2006), features a unique mélange of Afro-Caribbean rhythms and straight-ahead jazz.
In 2009, Etienne released Folklore, an enticing album of original music. The music employed jazz improvisation and harmony with folk rhythms and chants inspired by the African experience of Trinidad & Tobago.
This time around he explores Caribbean songbook classics on the album entitled Kaiso, which will be on sale next Tuesday, 12th July 2011.