Live in Austin Texas

Live in Austin Texas

by The Mavericks
     
 

The Mavericks are talented enough to do any number of things with their music, which has been just a bit problematic for them since their breakthrough with 1994's What a Crying Shame, as they shuffle back and forth between country, sophisticated pop, and Latin accents in the studio without sounding as if they've found aSee more details below

Overview

The Mavericks are talented enough to do any number of things with their music, which has been just a bit problematic for them since their breakthrough with 1994's What a Crying Shame, as they shuffle back and forth between country, sophisticated pop, and Latin accents in the studio without sounding as if they've found a permanent home with any of them. But they can play pretty much anything they set their minds to and make it work, and Raul Malo's glorious pipes are always a joy to hear, and on this live album their ambitious eclecticism works strongly in their favor. Live in Austin Texas finds an augmented version of the Mavericks (complete with horn section) pulling out all the stops for a vocally enthusiastic audience, and here they jump from one style to another with a surefooted abandon, sounding confident and enthusiastic at every turn. Malo is front and center on this performances, as well he should be, but his partners Robert Reynolds (on bass and guitar), Paul Deakin (drums and percussion), and Eddie Perez (guitars) give the singer as good as they get, and while this set list isn't exactly full of surprises, one spin reveals these guys are born showmen who approach each song with equal shares of passion and chops. Malo in particular sounds like he's having one hell of a good time at this show, and the audience is with him all the way -- and from the sound of this show, you sure can't blame 'em. Wherever they choose to go, the truly great Mavericks have talent as wide as their vision, and Live in Austin Texas captures them firing on all cylinders. If you can't find something on this album to groove to, maybe you ought not to bother with this whole music thing in the first place.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2004
Label:
Sanctuary Records
UPC:
0060768471528
catalogNumber:
84715
Rank:
19639

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mavericks   Primary Artist
Jeff Coffin   Tenor Saxophone
Paul Deakin   Drums,Vibes,Group Member
Raul Malo   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Jerry Dale McFadden   Organ,Piano,Background Vocals
Steve Patrick   Trumpet
Robert Reynolds   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Alberto Salas   Percussion,Piano
Matt Nygren   Trumpet
Nichol Thompson   Trombone
Robert Chevrier   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Background Vocals
Eddie Perez   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
David Carroll   Double Bass,Upright Bass
Tom Lewis   Percussion,Drums
Eddie Perez   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Anderson   Composer
Don Cobb   Mastering
Malcolm Harper   Engineer
Kostas   Composer
Raul Malo   Arranger,Composer
Estella Olson   Composer
Dan Russo   Producer,Audio Production
Ernesto Lecuona Casado   Composer
Alan Miller   Composer
Eric Conn   Mastering
Matt Nygren   Arranger
Jaime Hanna   Composer
Meg Harkins   Producer,Audio Production
Theodore Morse   Composer

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