Fiesta Amazonica

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All Music Guide - Curtis Zimmermann
There are few musical boundaries that pianist Merl Saunders hasn't ventured into. For Fiesta Amazonica, a follow up to his classic Blues for the Rainforest, he continues to blend of world beat, new age, blues, funk, and jazz. Guests on the recording include Jerry Garcia, Steve Kimmock, Rob Wasserman, Bob Weir, and Vince Welnick. Songs on this album were inspired by a trip Saunders took to visit the rainforests in South America. The title track attempts to capture the energy of an Amazon tribal celebration. It features a brilliant guitar solo by Zero and Other Ones guitarist Steve Kimmock. Perhaps the most intense tune, "Ayahuasca Zone" was based on a ceremony in which...
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All Music Guide - Curtis Zimmermann
There are few musical boundaries that pianist Merl Saunders hasn't ventured into. For Fiesta Amazonica, a follow up to his classic Blues for the Rainforest, he continues to blend of world beat, new age, blues, funk, and jazz. Guests on the recording include Jerry Garcia, Steve Kimmock, Rob Wasserman, Bob Weir, and Vince Welnick. Songs on this album were inspired by a trip Saunders took to visit the rainforests in South America. The title track attempts to capture the energy of an Amazon tribal celebration. It features a brilliant guitar solo by Zero and Other Ones guitarist Steve Kimmock. Perhaps the most intense tune, "Ayahuasca Zone" was based on a ceremony in which rainforest natives ingested a powerful psychedelic drug. An eclectic and dissonant tune, it brings the wild ceremony to life. With its strange directions and brilliant songwriting, this album is a testament to Saunders' long and diverse career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/17/1998
  • Label: Sumertone
  • UPC: 729137218323
  • Catalog Number: 2183

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Merl Saunders & the Rainforest Band Primary Artist
Merl Saunders Indexed Contributor, Primary Artist, Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, MIDI Keyboards
Jerry Garcia Guitar
Bob Weir Rhythm Guitar
John Handy Alto Saxophone
Rob Wasserman Bass
Armando Peraza Bongos
Chuck Rainey Bass
Mary Stallings Vocals, Background Vocals
Trio Bulgarka Group
Muruga Percussion, Conga, Drums
Vernon "Ice" Black Rhythm Guitar
Steve Kimock Guitar
Bill Kreutzmann Hand Drums
Narada Michael Walden Drums
Yanka Rupkina Vocals
Tony Saunders Bass
Norbert Stachel Flute, Soprano Saxophone
Michael Warren Bass
Vince Welnick Synthesizer, Vocals
Mariana Vocals, Background Vocals
Greg Gordon Tamboura
Vince Littleton Dumbek, Percussion, Conga, Drums, Hi Hat
Raul Ramirez Percussion, Bongos
Roscoe Gallo MIDI Bass
Piers Lawrence Quartet/Chuk Fowler/Jim Hankins/Sir Earl Gri Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Technical Credits
Jerry Garcia Contributor
Bob Weir Contributor
Rob Wasserman Contributor
Armando Peraza Contributor
Merl Saunders Arranger, Sound Effects, Producer, Contributor
Muruga Sound Effects
Brian Gardner Mastering
Steve Kimock Contributor
Bernie Krause Contributor
Narada Michael Walden Contributor
Vince Welnick Contributor
Greg Gordon Engineer
Roscoe Gallo Engineer, drum programming
Vikee Wong Artwork
Ben Fong-Torres Liner Notes
Jimmy Fisher & Contagious Praise drum programming
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