Chicano Zen

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Back with a relatively rapid follow-up to his debut, Charanga Cakewalk actually Michael Ramos takes a different tack. Bringing in a number of different vocalists Lila Downs, Patty Griffin and Ruben Ramos, he goes for a much more rootsy feel in the music, one that's more about songs than instrumentals this time around. The contrast between this and the first disc works well. They don't so much complement each other as offer a progression, the feeling that Ramos has fully learned how to integrate the ideas that made his debut so good into a wider canvas. There are touches of many styles, from danceable norteño to son, along with the more abstract touches, like the title ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Back with a relatively rapid follow-up to his debut, Charanga Cakewalk actually Michael Ramos takes a different tack. Bringing in a number of different vocalists Lila Downs, Patty Griffin and Ruben Ramos, he goes for a much more rootsy feel in the music, one that's more about songs than instrumentals this time around. The contrast between this and the first disc works well. They don't so much complement each other as offer a progression, the feeling that Ramos has fully learned how to integrate the ideas that made his debut so good into a wider canvas. There are touches of many styles, from danceable norteño to son, along with the more abstract touches, like the title track. With Chicano Zen, Ramos fulfills the promise he made on his first album, and looks set to really become a major Latin artist of imagination and technique.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/28/2006
  • Label: Triloka Records
  • UPC: 801298207221
  • Catalog Number: 82072

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chicano Zen (5:01)
  2. 2 La Miga Hormiga (4:29)
  3. 3 Melodica (3:12)
  4. 4 Amor Profundo (4:34)
  5. 5 No Soy Feliz (2:50)
  6. 6 La Mimosa (5:08)
  7. 7 El Cine (4:36)
  8. 8 Yida Magica (3:44)
  9. 9 Gloria (4:30)
  10. 10 La Corriente (4:16)
  11. 11 El Ballad de Jose Campos Torres (4:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charanga Cakewalk Primary Artist
Rubén Ramos Vocals
Patty Griffin Vocals
Michael Ramos Percussion, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Melodica, Loops, Lap Steel Guitar
Andy York Acoustic Guitar
Max Baca Electric Bass, Bajo Sexto
Willie Cruz Percussion
Quetzal Flores Jarana, Requinto
Mario Arturo Ramos Percussion
Lila Downs Vocals
Luis A. Guerra Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Ampeg Baby Bass
Brian Standefer Cello
Martha González Percussion, Vocals
David Grisson Acoustic Guitar
Celso Duarte Guitar, Violin, Harp, Jarana
David Pulkingham Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Mitchell Markus Executive Producer
Michael Ramos Producer, Engineer
Roger Nichols & the Small Circle of Friends Mastering
Martha González Composer
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