Metal Caribe

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All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
Zellon's 1998 outing finds him taking on both familiar and unfamiliar directions in jazz performance -- applying Latin twists and jazz notions to such pieces as an excerpt from Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love," "The Twilight Zone" theme, and Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water." Much of the time, the originals are the starting point for improvisation in time signatures not originally associated with those songs, but it is enough to make the performances interesting to hear. Zellon also lets loose briefly on the title track, though his guitar and cuatro work elsewhere tends to be more restrained, with a lot of solo time being handed over to...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
Zellon's 1998 outing finds him taking on both familiar and unfamiliar directions in jazz performance -- applying Latin twists and jazz notions to such pieces as an excerpt from Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love," "The Twilight Zone" theme, and Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water." Much of the time, the originals are the starting point for improvisation in time signatures not originally associated with those songs, but it is enough to make the performances interesting to hear. Zellon also lets loose briefly on the title track, though his guitar and cuatro work elsewhere tends to be more restrained, with a lot of solo time being handed over to other players on the disc. An enjoyable disc with a nice sense of humor.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/1997
  • Label: Songosaurus
  • UPC: 704987247822
  • Catalog Number: 724778
  • Sales rank: 302,933

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chancay (5:04)
  2. 2 Sunshune of Your Love (5:53)
  3. 3 Cherokee Samba (5:47)
  4. 4 Tel Aviv Blue (8:16)
  5. 5 The Twilight Zone (6:12)
  6. 6 Metal Caribe (2:57)
  7. 7 Que Rico el Mambo (4:16)
  8. 8 Blue Whale Street (4:35)
  9. 9 Smoke on the Water (3:50)
  10. 10 Dracula's Chauffeur (6:41)
  11. 11 Rabbi Merenguewitz (3:22)
  12. 12 Peter and The Wolf (5:26)
  13. 13 Dracula's Reprise (0:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richie Zellon Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Strings, cuatro
Jerry Bergonzi Tenor Saxophone
Manfredo Fest Piano
Alex Acuña Conga, Drums, Timbales, Cajon
Ken Kraft Voices
David Liebman Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
David Samuels Vibes
Edward Simon Piano
Oscar Stagnaro Bass
Claudio Slon Drums
Mark Neuenschwander Bass
Eddie Marshall Baritone Saxophone
Oscar Feldman Soprano Saxophone
Orlando Sanchez Percussion
Richard Drexler Synthesizer, Piano
Technical Credits
Ken Kraft Impersonations
Richie Zellon Arranger, Producer
Mark Holston Liner Notes, Liner Note Art
Jim Durbin Mastering
Bill Ande Sound Effects, Engineer
Rod Serling Impersonations
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