AA team is a musical collaboration between two prominent veteran musicians on the latin/latin jazz scene. Master percussionist/composer, Anthony Carrillo has performed with top artists from Puerto Rico and internationally including latin legends Eddie Palmieri and Batacumbele, Puerto Rican rock band PUYA, rapper Residente, and pop artists Harry Belafonte and Paul Simon. Pianist/arranger, Amy Millan combines her jazz training with her latin experience performing with New York latin bands including Los Jovenes del Barrio and Jimmy Sabater Jr. Since 2015, they have collaborated on original compositions infusing latin percussion with various genres including but not limited to salsa,samba, swing, pop, soul and avant garde.
My music is artistic expression of ideas, thought,concepts, feelings free from external pressure to conform to worldly expectations. The communication of my inner spirit gives me freedom from all biases and angst that might hinder me in my path.
My dream musically is to continue to create and produce good music until i die.
I would get rid of all biases of human against human and remove all barriers leading to social stratification.
The most memorable songs are the songs my grandparents would sing and perform on harmonica. “You are my sunshine”, “songbird”, “Baby face”, “Mississippi Mud”, “The Stripper”, “traveling musicians”(in lithuanian).
Art Tatum, Bill Evans, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Elis Regina, Chucho Valdez, McCoy Tyner.
It’s my obligation to present musical truth.
Unity and diversity.
Like this is where I’m supposed to be and all other concerns are moot.
I only know my own reality which is musically great and economically bleak.
PUYA, Batacumbele, Yámbawa,