Oscar E Familia

Oscar E Familia

by Oscar Feldman
     
 

Alto saxophonist Oscar Feldman's tribute to his heroes and direct family members manifests itself in a cornucopia of Latin American musics welded onto the distinct sounds of modern jazz. Where this music is all over the Southern Hemisphere, it's rooted in the infectious rhythms of the Spanish language, at times with a symphonic base, at others in happy celebration for…  See more details below

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Alto saxophonist Oscar Feldman's tribute to his heroes and direct family members manifests itself in a cornucopia of Latin American musics welded onto the distinct sounds of modern jazz. Where this music is all over the Southern Hemisphere, it's rooted in the infectious rhythms of the Spanish language, at times with a symphonic base, at others in happy celebration for the natural gifts of pure musicianship. Feldman is surrounded by great New York City-based jazz players such as fellow saxophonist Mark Turner, trumpeter Diego Urcola, John Benítez or Pablo Aslan on bass, the exceptional pianist Manuel Valera, drummer Antonio Sanchez, and percussionist Pernell Saturnino -- as great a band as you'll find anywhere, anytime. The leader wrote half of these vibrant compositions, with the rest coming from heavyweight sources like Wayne Shorter, Astor Piazzolla, Guillermo Klein, and Hermeto Pascoal. Of the originals, "Mrs. Tangoholic" is a load of funky fun with psychedelic beginnings leading to the horns jamming in a more Afro-Cuban than Argentinian style. Where "The Improvisers" reflects an American R&B chart in 7/8 time, "So Tenderlee" is an out-and-out jazz swinger dedicated to Lee Konitz, with Feldman's dry alto as the straw stirring the drink. Other offerings include a peppy version of Shorter's usually subterranean "Children of the Night"; the title track, from Pascoal's pen, in a pensive to moderate cha cha; Piazzolla's rich and exotic "Triunfal" with Tito Castro on bandoneon; and Klein's hip and passionate modal "Minotauro." This is the kind of recording you'll want to play repeatedly not only to catch all the more subtle nuances, but to drink in the power of Feldman's multicultural concept, an exceptional album that should bring immediate dividends and stand the test of time.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/22/2009
Label:
Sunnyside Communicat
UPC:
0016728400923
catalogNumber:
4009

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Oscar Feldman   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Luis Alberto Spinetta   Vocals
Pablo Aslan   Acoustic Bass
John Benítez   Bass,Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Daniel Miller   Cello
Antonio Sanchez   Drums
Mark Turner   Tenor Saxophone
Diego Urcola   Trombone,Trumpet
Didi Gutman   Keyboards,Sounds
Pernell Saturnino   Percussion,Conga,Cajon
Leonardo Suarez Paz   Violin
Manuel Valera   Piano,fender rhodes
Tito Castro   Bandoneon
Nicolas Danielson   Violin
Ron Lawrence   Viola
Xavier Perez   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Astor Piazzolla   Composer
Wayne Shorter   Composer
Carlos Franzetti   String Arrangements
Dae Bennett   Mastering
Hermeto Pascoal   Arranger,Composer
Guillermo Klein   Composer
Robert Powley   Executive Producer,Photo Courtesy
Oscar Feldman   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Travis Stefl   Engineer

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