Mosaic

Mosaic

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by Caribbean Jazz Project
     
 

Working a bright, innovative corner of Latin jazz and drawing on Jamaican, Afro-Cuban, Venezuelan, and Peruvian rhythms to create a hybrid mosaic (as the title suggests), the loose, rotating collective that is the Caribbean Jazz Project manages to be many things at once, including a dance band with a hard bop sensibility, and at times the ensemble comes close to being… See more details below

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Working a bright, innovative corner of Latin jazz and drawing on Jamaican, Afro-Cuban, Venezuelan, and Peruvian rhythms to create a hybrid mosaic (as the title suggests), the loose, rotating collective that is the Caribbean Jazz Project manages to be many things at once, including a dance band with a hard bop sensibility, and at times the ensemble comes close to being a new age chillout orchestra. Whatever label they wear, CJP have a bright, infectious sound, led by vibraphonist Dave Samuels' bubbling and watery tones and, on three tracks here, the amazing talking steel drums of Andy Narell. Violinist Christian Howes guests on Samuels' "Slow Dance," giving it a wonderfully eerie and wheezing feel. Other highlights in what is truly a compellingly bright mosaic are the angular "Spinnaker," the ever-expanding "Portraits of Cuba," and the interesting version of Miles Davis' "Nardis" that starts off the sequence. CJP, in whatever incarnation (and players vary here almost from track to track with Samuels as the main constant), manage to sound new and fresh, experimental and atmospheric, and yet still familiar and traditional, and often all of these things at once, resulting in music that is as fluid as a wave in the sun.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/01/2006
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0888072300330
catalogNumber:
30033
Rank:
122815

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Performance Credits

Caribbean Jazz Project   Primary Artist
Paquito d'Rivera   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Andy Narell   Pans
Alain Mallet   Organ,Piano
David Samuels   Marimbas,Vibes
Oscar Stagnaro   Electric Bass
Mark Walker   Drums
Pernell Saturnino   Percussion
Dafnis Prieto   Drums
Christian Howes   Violin
Boris Kozlov   Acoustic Bass
Alon Yavnai   Piano

Technical Credits

Paquito d'Rivera   Composer
Miles Davis   Composer
Jay Ashby   Engineer
Phil Magnotti   Engineer,Mastering
Alain Mallet   Composer
Nick Phillips   Executive Producer
David Samuels   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Andy Narrell   Composer
Jay Dudt   Engineer

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