Explorations: Classic Picante Regrooved

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All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
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?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2006
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072220621
  • Catalog Number: 2206
  • Sales rank: 335,723

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mambo Mindoro (6:49)
  2. 2 Ran Kan Kan (6:08)
  3. 3 Come with Me - Tania Maria (8:18)
  4. 4 Watermelon Man (5:26)
  5. 5 Afro Blue (6:43)
  6. 6 Work Song (4:10)
  7. 7 Guachi Guaro (6:09)
  8. 8 Whatcha Gonna Do (6:08)
  9. 9 Wave (4:26)
  10. 10 Killer Joe (6:14)
  11. 11 Machito Forever (4:51)
  12. 12 El Timbalon (6:11)
  13. 13 Ay Que Rico II (3:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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
George Horn Mastering
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
Yas Inoue Digital Editing
Andrew Pham Art Direction
Marc Cazorla Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Alex Stiff Engineer
Carl Cox Jr. Producer, Remixing
DJ Afro Producer
Kas Rus Crew Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great mix

    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.

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