Explorations: Classic Picante Regrooved, Vol. 1

Explorations: Classic Picante Regrooved, Vol. 1

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If the point of a remix is to make something new out of something old, then Explorations: Classic Picante Regrooved surely succeeds. Here are archetypal Latin jazz sides by such giants as Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri,

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If the point of a remix is to make something new out of something old, then Explorations: Classic Picante Regrooved surely succeeds. Here are archetypal Latin jazz sides by such giants as Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Mongo Santamaria, and Cal Tjader put through the remix grinder by hot-button contemporary DJs, producers, and bands, including Thievery Corporation, Ozomatli, Dan the Automator, Los Amigos Invisibles, and Yerba Buena. In several instances, such as Thievery Corporation's remix of Barretto's "Work Song," only trace elements of the source recording are audible, yet the funky, bass-piloted dancefloor pulse that rolls over those elements casts the revision as an innovative, stand-alone entity that doesn't borrow so much as pay homage. Whether reconsidered as a chillout groove or a fiery, pounding assault, the re-creations -- some with new vocals added -- profess reverence for and make reference to the masters, but stop short of bowing down at their altars. If, however, the job of the remixer is to improve upon the original concept, then these studio technicians have sadly been defeated in their quest. Listening to Dan the Automator's re-think of Poncho Sanchez's "Watermelon Man" and Marlo C.'s remix of Charlie Byrd's "Wave" incorporating a newly recorded Brazilian rhythm section, one only longs to revisit the nearly perfect originals. Who needs a remix when the original was perfection personified?

Product Details

Release Date:
08/29/2006
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0888072220621
catalogNumber:
2206
Rank:
216849

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Piranhas   Cajon
Ron Blake   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Andres Levin   Bass,Electric Guitar
Pedro Martinez   Percussion,Vocals
Hermides Benitez   Percussion,Timbales
Lyrics Born   Vocals
Peter Masitti   Keyboards
Asdrubal Sierra   Trumpet,Vocals
Ernesto Simpson   Drums
Wil-Dog Abers   Bass
Raúl Pacheco   Guitar
Justin "El Niño" Porée   Percussion
Jiro Yamaguchi   Percussion
Xiomara Laugart   Vocals
Selan Lerner   Keyboards
Rashawn Ross   Trumpet
Cucu Diamantes   Vocals
Mike Ciro   Guitar
Edmar Castaneda   Harp,Maracas

Technical Credits

Tito Puente   Composer
Nat Adderley   Composer
Pete Escovedo   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Herbie Hancock   Composer
Tania Maria   Composer
Mel Martin   Composer
Chano Pozo   Composer
John Burk   Executive Producer
Chris Dunn   Producer
Benny Golson   Composer
Eric Hilton   Remixing
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Errol Knowles   Composer
Andres Levin   Producer
Eddie Palmieri   Composer
Mongo Santamaría   Composer
David Sussman   Engineer
Cal Tjader   Composer
Hex Hector   Producer,Remixing
Cut Chemist   Engineer
Rob Garza   Remixing
Geoff Sanoff   Engineer
Mario C.   Producer
Wil-Dog Abers   Beat Programming
Justin "El Niño" Porée   Beat Programming
Andrew Pham   Art Direction
Marc Cazorla   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Alex Stiff   Engineer
Carl Cox   Producer,Remixing
DJ Afro   Producer
Kas Rus Crew   Producer

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Explorations: Classic Picante Regrooved 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great CD has all new remixes and live takes of quality tracks by picante all stars Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Poncho Sanchez and more. The remixes feature the likes of club DJ stars, Carl Cox and producers like Dan the Automator. Its a very interesting mix of styles that works really well.