Three In One "Three In One" is the debut CD of Wayne Wallace -- an historic figure in the development of the unique San Francisco Bay Area Latin Jazz sound, which is a major force in the current worldwide resurgence of this genre. Affectionately dubbed "The Doctor" by Latin Jazz icon Pete Escovedo, Wayne"s career spans over twenty years as master trombonist, composer/arranger, and internationally respected music educator. Master percussionist and Latin music historian John Santos has said that Wayne"s "three in one" musical persona "indisputably places him among the most important musicians ever to emerge from the San Francisco Bay Area". "Three In One" is a culmination and summation of Wayne"s immense contribution to the intercultural scene known as "Latin Jazz". Three In One is about the synergy and new sensibilities that happen when musical styles blend -- and Wayne"s compositional penchant for combining three styles, rhythms, or structures, in a single song. The musical styles, structures, and rhythms blended here come from Jazz, Funk, and Afro-Caribbean musical sources -- mambo, cubop, songo, reggae, bomba, samba, conga de comparsa, soca. The result is deep Jazz-Latin - a musical synthesis that respects the artistic, folkloric, and spiritual roots and disciplines associated with the musical forms. In the best historic traditions of Latin Jazz, the listener is treated to beautiful melodies, strong rhythmic bass lines, bright and tight ensemble playing, close harmonies, call/response, and sparkling solos -- all supported by a deep Latin rhythm section which explores the rich traditions of Afro-Caribbean drumming. The montunos, monas, and tumbaos are here and, of course, clave is never crossed! You will feel the pulse, and the salsa dancers will definitely not leave the floor! "Three In One" has seven Latin Jazz Originals, Latinized versions of the jazz classics "Straight No Chaser" by Thelonious Monk and "Moon Rays" by Horace Silver, a beautiful ballad in the spirit of Duke Ellington and Bill Strayhorn, and two original arrangements of traditional Afro-Cuban spirituals.