La Habana Vive

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
A brilliant if little-known improviser, Tony Martinez on alto recalls Richie Cole's tone a bit, while on tenor he looks more toward Michael Brecker. His solos fall between advanced hard bop and Afro-Cuban jazz. On this release, he wrote all nine pieces, including tributes to Emiliano Salvador and John Coltrane "Coltrane My Giant," which is a Latinized "Giant Steps". Martinez' "Cuban Latin Jazz" group is a septet with both Julio Padron and Mathieu Michel on trumpet. There are also many guests on this CD, including five background vocalists, several percussionists, and pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Rubalcaba's presence does not stop Martinez from featuring his own piano on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
A brilliant if little-known improviser, Tony Martinez on alto recalls Richie Cole's tone a bit, while on tenor he looks more toward Michael Brecker. His solos fall between advanced hard bop and Afro-Cuban jazz. On this release, he wrote all nine pieces, including tributes to Emiliano Salvador and John Coltrane "Coltrane My Giant," which is a Latinized "Giant Steps". Martinez' "Cuban Latin Jazz" group is a septet with both Julio Padron and Mathieu Michel on trumpet. There are also many guests on this CD, including five background vocalists, several percussionists, and pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Rubalcaba's presence does not stop Martinez from featuring his own piano on "Tony's Cha Cha Cha," one of the set's highpoints. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/1998
  • Label: Lightyear
  • UPC: 085365451520
  • Catalog Number: 54515
  • Sales rank: 304,383

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Noticias de Cuba - Cuban Latin Jazz (6:08)
  2. 2 Porque Soy Rumbero - Cuban Latin Jazz (6:43)
  3. 3 De la Habana a Bahia - Cuban Latin Jazz (4:42)
  4. 4 Tony's Cha Cha Cha - Cuban Latin Jazz (5:32)
  5. 5 Coltrane My Giant - Cuban Latin Jazz (4:50)
  6. 6 Funk - Cuban Latin Jazz (4:18)
  7. 7 Reconciliacion II - Cuban Latin Jazz (6:10)
  8. 8 A Elegba - Cuban Latin Jazz (5:31)
  9. 9 La Habana Vive - Cuban Latin Jazz (3:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tony Martinez Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Flute, Piano, Keyboards, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals
Gonzalo Rubalcaba Piano, Keyboards
Juan Carlos Abreu Percussion
Julio Barreto Percussion, Drums
Matthieu Michel Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Mark Brazil Percussion, Conga, Guiro
Ademir Candido Guitar
Aramis Galindo Vocals, Background Vocals
Alcides Toirac Vocals
Julito Padrón Trumpet, Vocals
Cesar Correa Piano, Keyboards
Eduardo "Dudu" Penz Bass, Percussion
Leandro Saint-Hill Tenor Saxophone
Mario "El Indio" Hernandez Trumpet
Alexeis Cuesta Conga
Moraima Marin Vocals
Alfredo Hechevarria Vocals
Leonel Aleaga Vocals, Background Vocals
Arnaldo Martinez Vocals
Orlando Rodriguez Bass, Percussion
Julio Padron Trumpet, Vocals
Alejandro Panetta Percussion, Conga
Technical Credits
Klaus Grimmer Engineer, Mastering
Tony Martinez Arranger, Liner Notes, Mastering
Yorgos Benardos Engineer
Thierry Bonvin Engineer
Pedro Ugarte Engineer
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