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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
The astounding comeback of Chico O'Farrill at age 79 continued with this terrific collection of mostly Afro-Cuban styled compositions -- some brand-new, some more than half a century old. Originally written for Dizzy Gillespie, the swinging title tune takes on a more complex Afro-Cuban treatment this time, with Michael Mossman capably taking on the trumpet work. "The Aztec Suite," written for Art Farmer, comes together smoothly and cohesively, with even more spectacular work by Mossman -- and "Crazy City ...But I Love It" is "Gone City" recorded by Machito in 1949 in a more refined, shipshape, somewhat less frantic performance. The oldest piece, "Oye Mi Rumba" 1945, ...
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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
The astounding comeback of Chico O'Farrill at age 79 continued with this terrific collection of mostly Afro-Cuban styled compositions -- some brand-new, some more than half a century old. Originally written for Dizzy Gillespie, the swinging title tune takes on a more complex Afro-Cuban treatment this time, with Michael Mossman capably taking on the trumpet work. "The Aztec Suite," written for Art Farmer, comes together smoothly and cohesively, with even more spectacular work by Mossman -- and "Crazy City ...But I Love It" is "Gone City" recorded by Machito in 1949 in a more refined, shipshape, somewhat less frantic performance. The oldest piece, "Oye Mi Rumba" 1945, lures singer Graciela out of retirement for some endearingly authentic atmosphere. Don't overlook newer material like O'Farrill's treatment of "Delirio" -- a beautiful bolero, very sophisticated in harmony -- and "Rhapsody for Two Islands," a flamboyant little piece designed to evoke Cuba and Manhattan with a sudden, broadly-paced solo piano break that explicitly quotes "Rhapsody in Blue." Yet the highlight of the CD is undoubtedly the amazingly successful re-recording of O'Farrill's visionary "Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite," 50 years after the original Machito version was cut. His crisply executing 21st Century orchestra makes the material seem even more emotionally moving than before, although you do miss the impossibly fluid alto of Charlie Parker guest soloist Mario Rivera makes an honorable stab at Bird's part and irreplaceably wild Buddy Rich drums from the Machito record. This is a must-hear for Latin jazz lovers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/3/2000
  • Label: Milestone
  • UPC: 025218930826
  • Catalog Number: 9308
  • Sales rank: 177,216

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chico O'Farrill Primary Artist, Conductor
Michael Philip Mossman Trumpet
Papo Vazquez Trombone
John Benítez Bass
Steve Berrios Percussion, Conga, Drums, Maracas, Timbales, Claves, Bata, Shekere
Sam Burtis Trombone
Vincent Chancey French Horn
Jimmy Cozier Saxophone
Andy González Bass
Joe Gonzalez Bongos, Bells
Graciela Peréz Grillo Vocals
Jack Jeffers Trombone
Victor Jones Drums
Lewis Kahn Violin
Yolanda Maldonado Choir, Chorus
Marshall McDonald Saxophone
Mike Migliore Tenor Saxophone
Mario Rivera Flute, Alto Saxophone
Gary Valente Trombone
Peter Brainin Saxophone
Chris Komer French Horn
Jon Owens Trumpet
Arturo O'Farrill Piano, Conductor
Kenny Rampton Trumpet
Jim Seeley Trumpet
Matt Hilgenberg Trumpet
Technical Credits
Todd Barkan Producer
Troy Halderson Engineer
Chico O'Farrill Arranger
Arturo O'Farrill Producer, Musical Director
Leon Zervos Mastering
Cesar Portillo de la Luz Composer
Cesar Narciso De Luz Portillo Composer
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