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Do It!

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Journeyman Latin jazz bandleader Poncho Sanchez delivers another stellar and high-energy release with Do It! Featuring Sanchez's longtime ensemble, the album also includes appearances by funk legends Tower of Power, who play throughout, as well as South African jazz/funk legend trumpeter Hugh Masekela. Interestingly, rather than revisit one of Masekela's better-known hits like "Grazin' in the Grass," Sanchez chose to delve into older pieces from Masekela's debut, The Emancipation of Hugh Masekela, including the celebratory "Ha Lese Le Di Khanna" and the moody "Child of the Earth." Both showcase Masekela's evocative vocals. With such superb guest artists here, Do It! ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Journeyman Latin jazz bandleader Poncho Sanchez delivers another stellar and high-energy release with Do It! Featuring Sanchez's longtime ensemble, the album also includes appearances by funk legends Tower of Power, who play throughout, as well as South African jazz/funk legend trumpeter Hugh Masekela. Interestingly, rather than revisit one of Masekela's better-known hits like "Grazin' in the Grass," Sanchez chose to delve into older pieces from Masekela's debut, The Emancipation of Hugh Masekela, including the celebratory "Ha Lese Le Di Khanna" and the moody "Child of the Earth." Both showcase Masekela's evocative vocals. With such superb guest artists here, Do It! delivers an electrifying mix of dancefloor-ready pieces, modal Afro-jazz numbers, and Latin-inflected funk.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/9/2005
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431229025
  • Catalog Number: 2290
  • Sales rank: 101,615

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tin Tin Deo (5:56)
  2. 2 Ha Lese le Di Khanna (5:32)
  3. 3 Do It (6:40)
  4. 4 Squib Cakes (4:20)
  5. 5 Yo Quisiera (6:27)
  6. 6 African Flower (5:11)
  7. 7 Short Dog (4:44)
  8. 8 Shotgun Slim (4:22)
  9. 9 The Kyper (4:04)
  10. 10 Child of the Earth (6:33)
  11. 11 Together (5:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Poncho Sanchez Primary Artist, Percussion, Conga, Vocals, Bells, Hand Clapping, Guiro
Tower of Power Hand Clapping
Hugh Masekela Vocals
Tony Banda Bass, Background Vocals
Emilio Castillo Tenor Saxophone
David Garibaldi Drums
Stephen "Doc" Kupka Baritone Saxophone
Tom Politzer Tenor Saxophone
Francis "Rocco" Prestia Bass
Roger Smith Keyboards, Hammond Organ
David Torres Jr. Piano, Hammond Organ, Musical Direction
Francisco Torres Trombone, Background Vocals, Musical Direction
Salvador Vazquez Bongos, Hand Clapping, Chekere, Bata
Adolfo Acosta Trumpet
Jeff Tamelier Guitar
Serafin Aguilar Trumpet, Flugelhorn
George Ortiz Percussion, Timbales, Hand Clapping
Mike Bogart Trumpet
Hal Gaba Hand Clapping
Javier Vergara Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
David Urquidi Baritone Saxophone
Technical Credits
Hubert Laws Composer
Hugh Masekela Composer
Chester Thompson Composer
Chano Pozo Composer
John Burk Producer
Ron Davis Engineer
Duke Ellington Composer
Walter Fuller Composer
George Horn Mastering
Poncho Sanchez Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Caiphus Semenya Composer
David Torres Composer
David Torres Jr. Arranger
Francisco Torres Arranger, Composer
Arlester "Dyke" Christian Composer
Abbey Anna Art Direction
Willard Jenkins Liner Notes
Seth Presant Engineer, Digital Editing
Larry Sanchez Equipment Technician
John Benjamin Rocha Logo
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