Los Hombres Calientes, Vol. 2

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
On their second effort, Los Hombres Calientes exchange bassists David Pulphus for Edwin Livingston, and Ronald Markham shows up on Hammond B-3 and keyboards. The record, a 71-minute, 18-cut musical treatise, features a much larger complement of vocalists and percussionists, and even a string quartet on three selections. Hombres Calientes, Vol. 2 also draws from a larger palette of Latin rhythms. The Yoruban chants on the trio of tunes near the end of the recording are most convincing -- "Alabi Oyo E," "Suite Obatala," and "Vamos a la Cima," all composed by percussionist Bill Summers, burst with emotional discourse. "Cuban Suite," penned by trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, ...
See more details below
CD
$13.83
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$14.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (6) from $2.99   
  • New (4) from $10.25   
  • Used (2) from $2.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
On their second effort, Los Hombres Calientes exchange bassists David Pulphus for Edwin Livingston, and Ronald Markham shows up on Hammond B-3 and keyboards. The record, a 71-minute, 18-cut musical treatise, features a much larger complement of vocalists and percussionists, and even a string quartet on three selections. Hombres Calientes, Vol. 2 also draws from a larger palette of Latin rhythms. The Yoruban chants on the trio of tunes near the end of the recording are most convincing -- "Alabi Oyo E," "Suite Obatala," and "Vamos a la Cima," all composed by percussionist Bill Summers, burst with emotional discourse. "Cuban Suite," penned by trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, moves from a slow rhumba featuring cascading piano by Victor Atkins, III to a classical, church-like montuno figure and, finally, to a much hotter comparsa with rollicking trumpet, piano, and simmering percussion. "A Comer y a Descargar" is an out-and-out jam, with Mayfield leading the charge. "Fongo Sunk," a piece from drummer Jason Marsalis, is a no-frills piano/percussion workout. There's also a hot take on the old Roberta Flack hit "Feel Like Makin' Love." Of the many remaining cuts, "Rasta Renegade" is a reggae number with organ and group vocals; "Blues de Enredo" is a Brazilian festival samba; "Young Lovers at First Sight/Tangeaux-Zon" is a tango with the Louisiana Philharmonic String Quartet; "Daydreamer" is a bossa nova with Atkins' piano omnipresent; and "Comparsa N.O." combines an Afro-Cuban section and a Professor Longhair-like gumbo blues shuffle. The CD ends rather unceremoniously, with the always-vapid "Chameleon" slapped onto George Clinton's "We Want the Funk." More might not necessarily be better for this group, but the overall result is quite enjoyable -- some bumps in the road, but a competent music presentation nonetheless.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/1999
  • Label: Basin Street Records
  • UPC: 652905020227
  • Catalog Number: 202
  • Sales rank: 138,562

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Los Hombres Calientes: Irving Mayfield & Bill Summers Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Victor Atkins Piano
Phillip Manuel Vocals
Jason Marsalis Drums
Curtis Pierre Percussion
Cotton Mather Vocals
Edwin Livingston Bass
Yvette Summers Percussion, Vocals, Bells, Claves, Agogo, Shekere, Guiro
Jorge Alabe Percussion
Cornell Williams Bass, Background Vocals
Derwin "Big D" Perkins Guitar, Background Vocals
Irvin Mayfield Trumpet
Increase Mather Vocals
Rachel Jordan Vocals
Manuel Lander Vocals, Background Vocals
Ronald Markham Drums, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Karen Marks Cello
Fredy Omar Vocals
Bruce Owen Viola
Bill Summer Percussion, Bongos, Conga, Timbales, Vocals, Pandeiro, Surdo, Bata, Shekere, Quica, Cabasa, Nyabinghi Drums
Amy Thiaville Vocals
Mashonda D. Thomas Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bill Summers Producer
Jason Marsalis Producer
Curtis "Fitz" Williams Engineer
Parker Dinkins Mastering
Irvin Mayfield Producer
Brian Maratea Engineer
Mark Samuels Executive Producer
Bill Summer Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously