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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Jerry Gonzalez's Fort Apache Band on this 1994 release somewhat de-emphasizes the Latin side of its music in favor of swinging hard bop. Jerry Gonzalez mostly plays trumpet, and there are not as many percussion interludes as usual. With the recent death of Carter Jefferson, the tenor spot was filled by John Stubblefield. Otherwise the personnel with Gonzalez doubling on trumpet and congas, altoist Joe Ford, pianist Larry Willis, bassist Andy Gonzalez, and drummer Steve Berrios remained the same. The music includes Ford's "Thelingus" dedicated to Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and Duke Ellington, an adaptation of "Ezekiel Saw the Wheel," Cal Tjader's "Viva Cepeda," and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Jerry Gonzalez's Fort Apache Band on this 1994 release somewhat de-emphasizes the Latin side of its music in favor of swinging hard bop. Jerry Gonzalez mostly plays trumpet, and there are not as many percussion interludes as usual. With the recent death of Carter Jefferson, the tenor spot was filled by John Stubblefield. Otherwise the personnel with Gonzalez doubling on trumpet and congas, altoist Joe Ford, pianist Larry Willis, bassist Andy Gonzalez, and drummer Steve Berrios remained the same. The music includes Ford's "Thelingus" dedicated to Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and Duke Ellington, an adaptation of "Ezekiel Saw the Wheel," Cal Tjader's "Viva Cepeda," and Jackie McLean's "Fort Apache" among the more memorable selections.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/1994
  • Label: Milestone
  • UPC: 025218922524
  • Catalog Number: 9225

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Malandro (7:40)
  2. 2 Rumba Columbia I (1:07)
  3. 3 The Vonce (5:13)
  4. 4 Thelingus (6:47)
  5. 5 Guaguanco I (0:35)
  6. 6 Ezekiel Saw the Wheel (8:40)
  7. 7 Rumba Columbia II (0:46)
  8. 8 Viva Cepeda (5:00)
  9. 9 Lament (7:02)
  10. 10 Guaguanco II (0:38)
  11. 11 Fort Apache (8:54)
  12. 12 Elegua (3:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jerry Gonzalez Primary Artist, Trumpet, Conga, Flageolet, Flugelhorn
Larry Willis Piano
Steve Berrios Percussion, Drums, Bells
Joe Ford Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Andy González Bass
John Stubblefield Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Gonzalez & the Fort Apache Band Track Performer
Technical Credits
Larry Willis Arranger, Contributor
Jerry Gonzalez Arranger
Todd Barkan Producer
Steve Berrios Arranger, Contributor
Joe Ford Contributor
Andy González Contributor
Mike Krowiak Engineer
John Stubblefield Contributor
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