Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with MAC. Carlos Henriquez’s The Bronx Pyramid marked the Bronx-born, Nuyorican bassist’s first album as a leader—and the emergence of a fully-fledged Latin jazz master. Henriquez expertly blends modern jazz with Latin rhythms, demonstrating why he’s been performing with greats like Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Celia Cruz since he was 14.
When Henriquez’s high school band won the inaugural Essentially Ellington competition in 1996, he came to the attention of Wynton Marsalis, who took the bassist on the road shortly after he graduated high school. Since then, Henriquez has toured the world with the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Chris Botti, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.