Fried Plantains

Fried Plantains

by George Pajon
     
 

Unlikely guitar guru George Pajon, Jr., probably best known for his work with pop-rap hitmakers the Black Eyed Peas, offers a new perspective for what jazz guitar is all about. His 2005 release, Fried Plantains is the least guitar-centric record led by a guitar player in quite some time. Funky lines and deep grooves are the order of the day, with writing thatSee more details below

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Unlikely guitar guru George Pajon, Jr., probably best known for his work with pop-rap hitmakers the Black Eyed Peas, offers a new perspective for what jazz guitar is all about. His 2005 release, Fried Plantains is the least guitar-centric record led by a guitar player in quite some time. Funky lines and deep grooves are the order of the day, with writing that has a very vintage, chitlin' circuit feel. Hammond B-3s and fuzz tone overdrive abounds, mingling and churning over an ever-present, less-is-more drum groove. Without a blistering, pyrotechnic guitar passage to be found, the whole record has a very relaxed, low-rider kind of vibe to it. Featuring drummer Mike Clark, one of hip-hop's most sampled drummers of all time; fellow Black Eyed Peas veteran, bass player Mike Fratantuno; jazz-funk pioneer, organist/keyboard player Robert Walter; and fusion drumming great Robin Dimaggio as Pajon's base, all the right ingredients are there for a good 'n' greasy, home-cooked disc. Though maybe lacking the interest for a jazz aficionado's sit-down listen, Fried Plantains is a great disc for a relaxed hang.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/2005
Label:
Kufala
UPC:
0825084001329
catalogNumber:
13

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Pajon   Primary Artist,Guitar
Mike Clark   Drums
Fred Wesley   Horn
Robert Walter   Organ,fender rhodes
George Sluppick   Drums
Robin Dimaggio   Drums
Mike Fratantuno   Bass
Printz Board   Horn
Satnam Ramgotra   Drums
Tim Izo   Horn
Chuck Prada   Percussion
Printz Board   Horn
Elizabeth Lea   Horn

Technical Credits

Gene Grimaldi   Mastering
George Pajon   Producer,Executive Producer
Dylan Dresdow   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Chuck Prada   Executive Producer
Stephanie Cooper   Executive Producer

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