Reviews of gigs and new CD Now Hear This from JazzUK, Jazzwise, The Guardian, The Times, TheJazz by Brian Priestly, Jack Massarik, Clive Davis

What they're saying about Cubana Bop on tour and the new CD "Now Hear This!"

Reviews from press and radio


An exhilarating workout from the currently touring UK Latin-jazz outfit. …..the energy expended makes it sound highly authentic. Composer-leader Terry Seabrook displays not only the right feel but a fluent harmonic palette.(Brian Priestly Jazz UK Oct 2007)

Terry Seabrook's band is The king of Cuban jazz-fusion utilizing the intricacies of the form and its open harmonic possibilities to kick up a riot on their sharp originals. Something of a finishing school for many a burgeoning and established talent. (Jazzwise Sept 2007)

It's danceable, good music. That's it's raison d'etre. You wouldn't want to just sit, it's for people who want to move around too. (Jack Massarik - Selected in the top 5 cds of the week on "The Jazz Jury" on TheJazz Digital Radio - 11/8/ 07)

One of the best homegrown Latin jazz ensembles play bop meets timbales... (Jazz 'Pick of the Week' Guardian Guide 22/9/07)

Terry Seabrook's punchy band finds common ground between jazz Afro Cubana and salsa riffs (Clive Davis The Times: 15/9/07)

Reminiscent of the Blue Note-styled '60s take on Afro-Cuban styles with contemporary twists they play tunes from their hip-shaking new album 'Now Hear This! (What's On Sept 2007)

Cubana Bop stand out in the world of jazz for their stylish re-working of classics such as "Moanin and Groovin High" into awesome salsa beats. (Review of Peterborough Jazz Club gig)