Latin Jazz Dance Classics

Latin Jazz Dance Classics

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This is ground zero for a feverish meeting of jazz, rare groove, and Latin rhythms. Indeed, while it may boast tracks by artists with an abundance of other recordings available, Latin Jazz Dance Classics Vol. 1 is that rare gem among compilations -- mostly from the 1960s, each of these evocative, seminal sides captures a musical time and place where

Overview

This is ground zero for a feverish meeting of jazz, rare groove, and Latin rhythms. Indeed, while it may boast tracks by artists with an abundance of other recordings available, Latin Jazz Dance Classics Vol. 1 is that rare gem among compilations -- mostly from the 1960s, each of these evocative, seminal sides captures a musical time and place where commercialism is left out in the hallway (though not necessarily banished from the house) and innovation and groove reign supreme. Nearly all of the legends of Latin jazz are here. Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers charge through the cinematic Afro-Cuban maelstrom of "Swing Thing." Lively piccolo and fuzzy analog organ put the funk into Ray Barretto's hard-charging jam session "Descarga La Moderna." Vibist extraordinaire Cal Tjader gets into a fiercely mellow groove on "Mambero," culminating in a roughneck, prehip-hop-jazz jaunt that sends Digable Planets downstairs for a late pass. Tenor man Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis's "Guanco Lament" is a case study in marrying jazz melody with clave, while Louie Bellson's shadowy "Sentido En Seis" features Cuba's king of the lower register, Cachao, in a rare spot playing Fender Rhodes piano. Tito Puente and Orestes Vilato duel on timbales on Terry Gibb's swinging "Kick Those Feet." Thank the good folks at the CuBop label for pulling these rare and vital cuts out from the vaults of Fantasy Records to shine once again.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/27/1996
Label:
Cubop Records
UPC:
0780661500421
catalogNumber:
4

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Barretto   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Quinto
Tito Puente   Timbales
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Louie Bellson   Track Performer
Pete Escovedo   Conga
Larry Gales   Bass
Terry Gibbs   Track Performer
Frank Morgan   Alto Saxophone
Lew Tabackin   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Dick Berk   Drums
Lloyd Mayers   Piano
Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers   Track Performer
Lupe   Vocals
Jerry Gonzalez   Track Performer
Ben Riley   Drums
Marty Sheller   Trumpet
Emmanuel K. Rahim   Conga,Drums
Claude Bartee   Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Bravo   Piano
Rudy Calzado   Percussion
John Coppola   Trumpet
Neal Creque   Piano
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Track Performer
Walfredo Reyes   Percussion
João Donato   Piano,Trombone
Bill Ellington   Bass
Bob Ferreira   Flute
Willie Gardner   Piano
René Hernández   Piano
Lonnie Hewitt   Electric Piano
Richard Jackson   Bass
Wito Kortwright   guido
Rolando Lozano   Conga
Gordon Messick   Trombone
Pat Patrick   Flute,Saxophone
Jimmy Phillips   Bass
Manuel Ramos   Drums,Timbales
Bobby Rodriguez   Bass
Poncho Sanchez   Conga
Mongo Santamaría   Bongos,Conga
Mike Stancerone   Violin
Cal Tjader   Timbales,Vibes
Victor Venegas   Bass
Orestes Vilató   Timbales
Negro Vivar   Trumpet
Zulaica   Guitar,Piano
Peter Riso   Drums
Noberto Apellaniz   Bongos
Osvaldo Martinez   Percussion,Vocals
William Bivens   Vibes
Vincent McEwan   Trumpet
Pucho   Timbales
Frank Valerino   Percussion,Vocals
Pupi Legarreta   Violin
John Rae   Timbales
Cuco Martinez   Percussion
Cecil Jackson   Conga
Bill Powers   Trumpet
Victor Allende   Flute
Jim McCabe   Bass
Rob Fisher   Acoustic Bass
Bill Altwood   Trumpet
Bobby Capers   Flute,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Edward Bogas   Horn Arrangements
Bobby Matos   Liner Notes
Emil Richards   Composer

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