Latin Soul

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Recorded live at two leading California nightspots, Yoshi's in Oakland and the Latin-specializing Conga Room in Los Angeles the actual sound in the Conga Room is never as good as that on this CD, Concord no doubt hoped for an exceptionally hot live session from this tireless defender of the Latin jazz tradition. What they got was merely a decent album, listenable, danceable, yet lacking that extra flash of Latin fire. Sanchez leads his usual eight-piece ensemble -- augmented at Yoshi's by Mike Whitman on baritone sax -- and feeds the percussive polyrhythmic battles with his congas as well as a turn on the timbales on "Guaripumpe". On the "Latin soul" agenda, there is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Recorded live at two leading California nightspots, Yoshi's in Oakland and the Latin-specializing Conga Room in Los Angeles the actual sound in the Conga Room is never as good as that on this CD, Concord no doubt hoped for an exceptionally hot live session from this tireless defender of the Latin jazz tradition. What they got was merely a decent album, listenable, danceable, yet lacking that extra flash of Latin fire. Sanchez leads his usual eight-piece ensemble -- augmented at Yoshi's by Mike Whitman on baritone sax -- and feeds the percussive polyrhythmic battles with his congas as well as a turn on the timbales on "Guaripumpe". On the "Latin soul" agenda, there is a dead-on faithful rendition of "Watermelon Man," with a few histrionic things at the close, and a reprise of Eddie Harris' "Cold Duck Time," which soon turns into "Listen Here" and "Everything I Play Gonh Be Funky." There are also some spirited passings of the bop baton from trumpeter Sal Cracchiolo to trombonist Francisco Torres to tenor saxophonist Scott Martin and back again on "Ican." It's OK, but not Sanchez' best.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/1999
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431486329
  • Catalog Number: 4863
  • Sales rank: 28,530

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 El Conguero (6:10)
  2. 2 Ven Pa Bailar (5:46)
  3. 3 Ican (7:45)
  4. 4 Watermelon Man (6:13)
  5. 5 Conga Blue (7:31)
  6. 6 Lisa (8:51)
  7. 7 Besame Mama (6:55)
  8. 8 Guaripumpe (8:54)
  9. 9 Listen Here/Cold Duck Time (5:42)
  10. 10 Mama Guela (7:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Poncho Sanchez Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Percussion, Conga, Timbales, Vocals, Soloist
Ramon Banda Timbales, Chekere
Tony Banda Bass, Vocals, Chekere
Sal Cracchiolo Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Scott Martin Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
David Torres Piano
Mike Whitman Baritone Saxophone
Francisco Torres Trombone
Technical Credits
Billy May Liner Notes
Greg Allen Art Direction
John Burk Producer
Ron Davis Mastering
Phil Edwards Remote Recording Engineer
Poncho Sanchez Arranger, Producer
David Torres Arranger, Producer
Alexis Davis Product Development
Edward James Olmos Liner Notes
Glen Barros Executive Producer
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