Twenty-six-year-old Cuban pianist and composer Alfredo Rodríguez got his start as a kid playing in his family’s band. But in 2006, he met -- and performed for -- producer Quincy Jones, the guy who produced Michael Jackson’s Thriller and so much more. Now, Jones has co-produced Rodriguez’s debut album, and the track "Qbafrica" was written as a tribute to him.
Download "Qbafrica" -- and check out the Trio's performance of the song "Cu-bop" at the Akron Art Museum.
Alfredo Rodriguez and his trio play the Jazz Standard Tuesday night.