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Andean Songs

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Takillacta's Andean Songs is an interesting display of Andean folk music influenced by the multiculturalism of New York, where the band was formed. Takillacta's basic approach is to take traditional Andean folk sounds and liberally incorporate modern guitars, bass, and piano. At the same time, touches of Japanese folk are thrown in from time to time courtesy of Hideiji Taninaka, the bassist. While this makes for a sound that one would expect to be somewhat dissonant at best, and cacophonous at worst, it turns out to be a rather enjoyable mixture, with a touch of jazz piano holding the weaker points together to make a smooth transition. It's a generally light album, with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Takillacta's Andean Songs is an interesting display of Andean folk music influenced by the multiculturalism of New York, where the band was formed. Takillacta's basic approach is to take traditional Andean folk sounds and liberally incorporate modern guitars, bass, and piano. At the same time, touches of Japanese folk are thrown in from time to time courtesy of Hideiji Taninaka, the bassist. While this makes for a sound that one would expect to be somewhat dissonant at best, and cacophonous at worst, it turns out to be a rather enjoyable mixture, with a touch of jazz piano holding the weaker points together to make a smooth transition. It's a generally light album, with plenty to like for those looking for a fix of contemporary jazz with strong influences from other regions, or conversely, Andean folk music with strong influences from jazz. For a more pure Andean sound, one might be better off digging up albums by groups such as Los Indios, but this is still a highly worthwhile endeavor.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/1/2002
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 636943703625
  • Catalog Number: 76036
  • Sales rank: 280,636

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pampa Lirima (4:54)
  2. 2 Laya (0:55)
  3. 3 Huajra (3:35)
  4. 4 Tierra (4:19)
  5. 5 Balseros del Titicaca (4:02)
  6. 6 Alma Andina (6:58)
  7. 7 Papel de Plata (4:07)
  8. 8 Preludio Andino (3:12)
  9. 9 Camino de Llamas (4:22)
  10. 10 Guambrita Dulce (5:29)
  11. 11 Valz del Sur del Bronx (4:52)
  12. 12 Angel Jaco's Song (8:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Takillacta Primary Artist
Hideiji Taninaka Acoustic Bass
Arturo Flores Flute, Quena, Sikus, Sampona
Maurizio Najt Piano
Technical Credits
Ronnie Thomas Mastering
Julio César Sanders Cover Photo, Insert Photography
Perkin Barnes Engineer
Takillacta Arranger
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