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Mambo 2000

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Founded in Germany in the late '80s by trombonist Rudi Fuesers, Conexion Latina, which features both Afro-Cuban jazz and salsa, teams together musicians from Germany, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Denmark, and the United States. This particular CD is quite strong. The live set casts Conexion Latina as a mighty 15-piece orchestra with seven horns and four percussionists plus four vocalists. Four of the nine selections involve singing (with Anthony Martinez and Javier Plaza taking turns as lead vocalist) while the instrumentals have solos from veteran jazz trumpeter Benny Bailey (in top form) and tenor saxophonist Bobby Stern. The ensembles are stirring and the multinational group ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Founded in Germany in the late '80s by trombonist Rudi Fuesers, Conexion Latina, which features both Afro-Cuban jazz and salsa, teams together musicians from Germany, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Denmark, and the United States. This particular CD is quite strong. The live set casts Conexion Latina as a mighty 15-piece orchestra with seven horns and four percussionists plus four vocalists. Four of the nine selections involve singing (with Anthony Martinez and Javier Plaza taking turns as lead vocalist) while the instrumentals have solos from veteran jazz trumpeter Benny Bailey (in top form) and tenor saxophonist Bobby Stern. The ensembles are stirring and the multinational group is often quite exciting. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/1993
  • Label: Enja
  • UPC: 063757705529
  • Catalog Number: 7055
  • Sales rank: 194,913

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mambo 2000 (4:31)
  2. 2 Caribe-Cha (6:42)
  3. 3 Mai Gel (6:14)
  4. 4 Bubba and the Whale (6:56)
  5. 5 Euro Salsa (7:13)
  6. 6 Setembro (5:22)
  7. 7 No Te Imaginas (9:24)
  8. 8 Naima (10:29)
  9. 9 Penar (7:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Conexion Latina Primary Artist
Benny Bailey Trumpet
Anthony Martinez Vocals, Background Vocals, Coro
Nicky Marrero Timbales
Javier Plaza Vocals, Background Vocals, Coro
Claus Reichstaller Trumpet
Bobby Stern Tenor Saxophone
Richard Laughlin Trumpet
Daniel Moreno Percussion, Bongos
Rudi Fuesers Trombone, Leader
Claus Tofft Conga
José Avila Piano
Edilberto Lievano Trombone
Peter Tuscher Trumpet
Technical Credits
Marty Sheller Arranger
Carlos Albrecht Engineer
Jose Febles Arranger
Oscar Hernandez Arranger, Liner Notes
Matthias Winckelmann Producer
Richard Laughlin Arranger
Luis Garcia Arranger
Hans Hammerschmid Producer
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