La Fama

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2012
  • Label: American Showplace
  • UPC: 764942251820
  • Catalog Number: 5182
  • Sales rank: 205,345


Disc 1
  1. 1 La Fama (6:13)
  2. 2 New Mac City (6:50)
  3. 3 Introspection (2:46)
  4. 4 Voices (7:39)
  5. 5 Casino 14 (3:43)
  6. 6 Fried Neck Bones (5:24)
  7. 7 Donde Lo Hace Duelen (6:12)
  8. 8 Fotos De Los Ochentas (7:29)
  9. 9 Conjunto Moods (5:34)
  10. 10 Nite Trax (7:46)
  11. 11 A Night in Tunisia (9:01)
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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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  • Posted December 18, 2012

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    Latin Jazz at its finest

    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.

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