And Sammy Walked In

And Sammy Walked In

by Sammy Figueroa
     
 

Conguero/percussionist Sammy Figueroa heads a sextet on this date that sounds like a Latinized version of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. The music is essentially hard bop, featuring solos from trumpeter John Lovell, saxophonist John Michalak (who is replaced by Tyler Kuebler on two of the ten selections), andSee more details below

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Conguero/percussionist Sammy Figueroa heads a sextet on this date that sounds like a Latinized version of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. The music is essentially hard bop, featuring solos from trumpeter John Lovell, saxophonist John Michalak (who is replaced by Tyler Kuebler on two of the ten selections), and pianist Michael Orta. Of the lesser-known material, the "I Got Rhythm"-based "Eugenology" is most memorable and the other highlights include Cedar Walton's "Bolivia" and Chucho Valdés' "Mambo Influenciádo." The final number, "Duermeté Mi Cielito," features Figueroa unaccompanied, singing and playing percussion. Hopefully Sammy Figueroa will be able to keep this accessible and swinging group together for many years, keeping alive the traditions of both Art Blakey and Tito Puente.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/2005
Label:
Savant
UPC:
0633842206622
catalogNumber:
2066
Rank:
229893

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sammy Figueroa   Primary Artist,Percussion,Conga,Vocals,Musical Direction
Michael Orta   Piano,Keyboards
Nicky Orta   Bass
John Lovell   Percussion,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Tyler Kuebler   Saxophone
John Michalak   Flute,Saxophone
Gotz Kujack   Drums

Technical Credits

Michel Camilo   Composer
Cedar Walton   Composer
Rachel Faro   Producer,Audio Production
Carlos Averhoff   Arranger
Hal Batt   Engineer
Sammy Figueroa   Sound Effects,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Brian Murphy   Arranger
Hermeto Pascoal   Composer
John Lovell   Composer
Helge Sasse   Executive Producer
Tyler Kuebler   Arranger

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