Espirittista

Espirittista

by Rumba Club
     
 

The Baltimore-based Rumba Club's latest album continues the band's exploration of Latin dance rhythms, but this time out the jazz influences are more strongly present. This is partly obvious from the tunes selected for the program, which include two Wayne Shorter numbers ("Children of the Night," "Infant Eyes") as well as …  See more details below

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The Baltimore-based Rumba Club's latest album continues the band's exploration of Latin dance rhythms, but this time out the jazz influences are more strongly present. This is partly obvious from the tunes selected for the program, which include two Wayne Shorter numbers ("Children of the Night," "Infant Eyes") as well as Cedar Walton's "Mosaic" and a swinging Mercer Ellington composition ("Things Ain't What They Used to Be"). But more important is the format, which follows more closely the standard head-solos-head format of straight-ahead jazz even as it thoroughly integrates the rhythms and textures of Latin music. The title track (written by percussionist Jim Hannah and bassist Andy Gonzalez) is a duet between conga and bass that brings elements of the Puerto Rican bomba rhythm into the mix; the group's arrangement of "Infant Eyes" is slow, lush, and sweet, with congas and timbales (tymbal or kettledrums) tapping a metronomic pattern around it. The band's fiercely swinging take on "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" is based on a dizzying polyrhythmic juxtaposition of walking bass and an intricately syncopated cowbell pattern. Highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/1999
Label:
Palmetto Records
UPC:
0753957204723
catalogNumber:
2047

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rumba Club   Primary Artist
Andy González   Bass,Claves,Group Member
Paul Hannah   Alto Saxophone,Bells,Chekere,Group Member
Tim Murphy   Piano,Group Member
Alexander Pope Norris   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Group Member
Orlando Cotto   Conga,Chekere,Bata,Quinto,Group Member
Josh Schwartzman   Bass,Group Member
Jim Hannah   Conga,Timbales,Chekere,Group Member
Craig Considine   Trombone,Chekere,Group Member
Sam "Seguito" Turner   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Chekere,Bata,Group Member
Rudy Ramón Morales   Percussion,Conga,Chekere,Bata,Quinto,Guiro,Group Member

Technical Credits

Mercer Ellington   Composer
Andy González   Arranger,Producer
Paul Hannah   Arranger
Alexander Pope Norris   Arranger
Mike Rippe   Producer
Tony Eichler   Engineer
Ted Persons   Composer
Sean Tillmann   Composer
Josh Schwartzman   Arranger
Sabrina Woolsey   Producer

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