La Fama

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by Mac Gollehon

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mac Gollehon   Primary Artist,Trombone,Trumpet
Larry Harlow   Organ,Piano
Charlie Palmieri   Organ
Lester Bowie   Trumpet
Hilton Ruiz   Organ,Piano
Bernard Edwards   Bass
Robert Arron   Flute,Piccolo
Alex Blake   Bass
Doc Cheatham   Trumpet
Sa Davis   Conga,Bata
Jimmy Delgado   Percussion
Jose Febles   Trumpet
Nicky Marrero   Timbales
Barry Rogers   Trombone
Pablo Rosario   Bongos
Mauricio Smith   Flute
Victor Venegas   Bass
Ray Colon   Percussion
Pedro "Puchi" Boulong   Trumpet
Sammy Pagan   Bata
Harry d'Aguiar   Trombone
Michael Grey   Trombone
A.J. Mantas   Vibes
Baron Raymonde   Alto Saxophone
Tony Thompson   Drums
Ray Martinez   Bass
Poncho Ramon   Timbales
Patato Valdez   Conga
Frankie Malable   Conga,Bata
Jose Rodriguez   Trombone
Francisco "Kako" Bastar   Timbales
Ray Maldonado   Trumpet
Eddie Montalvo   Conga
Alon Nechushten   Piano,Wurlitzer
Gliberto "El Pulpo" Colon   Piano

Technical Credits

Mac Gollehon   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes
Ben Elliott   Engineer
Michael Grey   Producer,Engineer
Irv Greenbaum   Engineer
Stephen Schiff   Executive Producer

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La Fama 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
susan_frances More than 1 year ago
La Fama, the new CD from trumpeter Mac Gollahan is a compilation of live performances taped from 1980 to 1996, and features a number of Gollahan’s collaborations with the likes of bassist Bernard Edwards, drummer Tony Thompson, trumpeter Lester Bowie, and organist Charlie Palmieri to name a few. Gollahan calls this time period the Golden Era of Latin jazz and likely Tito Puentes would agree. La Fama celebrates the classic and modern influences of Latin jazz making for an album that excites the senses track after track. The rumba tempo of the title track is calibrated to be festive in trimmings of Latin flavored shakers and flaring trumpets. The salsa beats of “New Mac City” is flambéed in party-touting horns and a rhythmic cadence transitioning into a fleet of big band horns in “Introspection” framed in gyrating drum pumps. The swirling tweets of the horns in “Voices” is garnished in twinkling bazaar-style whistles moving into a conga line of twizzling horns and bubbly beats along “Casino”. The slow, seductive wails of the trumpets in “Donde Lo Hace Duelen” are buoyed by soft bongo beats as the gentle billow of the horns digging in deep along “Conjunto Moods” is reminiscent of a Matador’s theme song, and the vibrating pulls of the bass cranking “Fotos De Los Ochentas” are tailored to complement the lacy texture of the horns moving in a carefree manner. The album closes with a cover of Dizzy Gillespie’s “A Night in Tunisia” administering a ballroom vibe as the horns rake over the rattling beats alternately between a slow simmer and squealing soars. La Fama moves through an array of Latin rhythms, some showing the suave gait of ballroom-based formations and others displaying a Mardi Gras style. La Fama is indeed a portrait of what makes Latin jazz attractive with an emphasis to permeate joy in its syllabus. The chord progressions are lyrical and the harmonic forms are made to celebrate life.