Cuban Blues: The Chico O'Farrill Sessions

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
For any and all Latin jazz collectors, casual or serious, this is a fabulous deal, for it gathers together no less than six exceedingly rare Chico O'Farrill Clef and Norgran 10" albums, plus one under Machito's name, onto a slimline two-CD set. It will also come as a revelation to anyone who might scoff at anything associated with the 1950s mambo craze, for these discs reveal O'Farrill as a sophisticated, even daring arranger/composer who reached beyond merely providing a beat for dancers. Many of these charts -- whether for the brief, dance-oriented Latin numbers; ultra-familiar standards like "Malaguena" and "The Peanut Vendor"; or jazz tunes -- are loaded with ...
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November 5, 1996 CD Fine in very good packaging. 2 discs. Originally released: 1996. , (1912CDVD) PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY: This sale is for ... MUSIC on CD( SET OF 2 Discs Music). There is no visible Scratches on this disc) Case and cover tab (Good), The disc s Holding tab is (Good), case is (good) and its not Missing the Cover pamphlet. These is no Marking ON the Discs. if you ve received the item and you are not at most 65% satisfied with this item, return the item. Read more Show Less

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
For any and all Latin jazz collectors, casual or serious, this is a fabulous deal, for it gathers together no less than six exceedingly rare Chico O'Farrill Clef and Norgran 10" albums, plus one under Machito's name, onto a slimline two-CD set. It will also come as a revelation to anyone who might scoff at anything associated with the 1950s mambo craze, for these discs reveal O'Farrill as a sophisticated, even daring arranger/composer who reached beyond merely providing a beat for dancers. Many of these charts -- whether for the brief, dance-oriented Latin numbers; ultra-familiar standards like "Malaguena" and "The Peanut Vendor"; or jazz tunes -- are loaded with intricate figures and striking harmonies obviously gleaned from classical study, all crisply executed with a brash, shiny edge by his Afro-Cuban groups and bands staffed by American jazzmen. Occasionally, he even conjures a delicate, classical ambience from a number like "Angels' Flight" named after Los Angeles' legendary downtown funicular. The apotheosis of O'Farrill's experiments are his two full-blown, groundbreaking Afro-Cuban jazz suites. The first features Flip Phillips and the redoubtable Charlie Parker as soloists within the Machito band, and the second is even bolder in its zigzag journey through the classical, Latin, and jazz camps. Yet for all of his erudition, O'Farrill never forgets to ask for madly percolating Afro-Cuban grooves from his rhythm teams -- which clinches the deal for any Latin music fan.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/1996
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731453325623
  • Catalog Number: 533256

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Avocadoes (2:43)
  2. 2 Taboo (2:52)
  3. 3 Jatp Mambo (2:46)
  4. 4 Duerme (2:45)
  5. 5 Almendra (2:38)
  6. 6 The Disappearance (2:56)
  7. 7 Cuban Blues (3:05)
  8. 8 Sin Titulo (2:27)
  9. 9 Dance One (3:14)
  10. 10 Bright One (2:34)
  11. 11 Flamingo (3:36)
  12. 12 Last One (2:54)
  13. 13 Tierra Va Tembla (3:01)
  14. 14 Vamos Pa la Rumba (2:39)
  15. 15 Mambo Korula (3:07)
  16. 16 Frizilandia (2:27)
  17. 17 Peanut Vendor (2:33)
  18. 18 Ill Wind (2:48)
  19. 19 Malagueña (3:14)
  20. 20 Castigala (3:12)
  21. 21 Second Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite (16:46)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Havana Special (3:03)
  2. 2 Carioca (3:05)
  3. 3 Fiesta Time (3:16)
  4. 4 Heat Wave (3:35)
  5. 5 It Ain't Necessarily So (3:14)
  6. 6 Guess What? (2:57)
  7. 7 Cry Baby Blues (2:49)
  8. 8 Lamento (2:39)
  9. 9 You Stepped out of a Dream (2:35)
  10. 10 Cachita (2:34)
  11. 11 Rumbonsito (2:18)
  12. 12 Te Quiero Dijiste (2:21)
  13. 13 Siboney (2:48)
  14. 14 Angel's Flight (2:27)
  15. 15 Tres Palabras (2:26)
  16. 16 No Te Importe Saber (2:18)
  17. 17 Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You) (2:57)
  18. 18 Pianarabatibiri (2:20)
  19. 19 L.A. Mambo (2:11)
  20. 20 Quiereme Mucho (2:28)
  21. 21 More Mambo (2:50)
  22. 22 Mambo for Bunto (2:13)
  23. 23 Botellero (2:39)
  24. 24 Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite - Machito & His Afro-Cubans (17:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chico O'Farrill Primary Artist, Conductor
Machito Maracas
Billy Bauer Guitar
Eddie Bert Trombone
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Herb Geller Reeds, Alto Saxophone
Bill Harris Trombone
Jo Jones Drums
Flip Phillips Reeds, Tenor Saxophone
Don Bagley Bass
Ralph Burns Piano
Lenny Hambro Reeds, Alto Saxophone
Nick Travis Trumpet
Stu Williamson Trumpet
Don Lamond Drums
Herbie Steward Reeds, Tenor Saxophone
Luis Miranda Conga
Chano Pozo Conga
Charlie Kennedy Alto Saxophone
Al Porcino Trumpet
Danny Banks Reeds, Baritone Saxophone
Mario Bauzá Trumpet
George Berg Reeds, Alto Saxophone
Ray Brown Bass
Candido Camero Bongos
Don Davidson Reeds, Baritone Saxophone
Gene DiNovi Piano
Vern Friley Trombone
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Clyde Lombardi Bass
Jose Madera Tenor Saxophone
Jose Mangual Bongos
Pete Mondello Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ubaldo Nieto Timbales
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Fred Otis Piano
Charlie Parker Alto Saxophone
Roberto Rodriguez Bass
Wilbur Schwartz Reeds
Dick Sherman Trumpet
Fred Skerritt Alto Saxophone
Bart Varsalona Trombone
Carlos Vidal Conga
Ollie Wilson Trombone
Freddie Zito Trombone
Vincent DeRosa French Horn
Jackie Mills Drums
Irma Clow Harp
Sol Rabinowitz Tenor Saxophone
Doug Mettome Trumpet
Ben Harrod Reeds, Alto Saxophone
Leslie Johnakins Baritone Saxophone
Howard Terry Reeds
Paquito Davilla Trumpet
Bobby Woodlen Trumpet
Warren Webb Reeds
Carlton McBeath Trumpet
Louis Obergh Jr. Trumpet
Modesto Martinez Percussion
Bobby Escoto Vocals
Al Stewart Trumpet
James Williamson Reeds
Gene Johnson Alto Saxophone
Carl Elmer Trombone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Norman Granz Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Chico O'Farrill Arranger, Composer
Bob Russell Composer
Phil Schaap Mastering
Richard Seidel Executive Producer
Bert Russell Composer
Tom "Curly" Ruff Mastering
Margarita Lecuona Composer
Steven Fallone Mastering
Lisa Po-Ying Huang Art Direction
Oscar Hijuelos Liner Notes
Bea Mullings Interviewer
Abelardo Valdez Composer
Abelardito Valdes Composer
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