Passion Dance

Passion Dance

by Herb Alpert
     
 

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Latin jazz purists who cynically looked at Herb Alpert's classic Tijuana Brass hits as synthetic fluff may find themselves blown away by the raw, live ensemble energy of Passion Dance, a hearty fiesta disc which proves once and for all that the legendary hornman is a clever jazz improviser who can blow authentic Latin sounds in frameworks beyond lightweight popSee more details below

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Latin jazz purists who cynically looked at Herb Alpert's classic Tijuana Brass hits as synthetic fluff may find themselves blown away by the raw, live ensemble energy of Passion Dance, a hearty fiesta disc which proves once and for all that the legendary hornman is a clever jazz improviser who can blow authentic Latin sounds in frameworks beyond lightweight pop. Last year's Jeff Lorber-produced comeback project, Second Wind, was a solid R&B-flavored effort, but featured too much of the keyboardist's trademark riffs and not enough Alpert. Lorber co-wrote "TKO," one of the snappiest jams here, but primarily, Alpert finds a more kinetic collaborator in bassist/keyboardist Oskar Cartaya. While most of the cuts here are all out throw downs, the two strip down to muted trumpet and bass on the simmering "Baila Conmigo" for a sly game of cat and mouse. A few tunes even find Alpert trading off between that muted Miles effect and a bright, flashy flugelhorn flavor. He also has fun conjuring up the past with Stevie Wonder's "Creepin'," a new arrangement of Alpert's 1982 hit "Route 101," and a few Tijuana Brass riffs here and there.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/1997
Label:
Almo Sounds
UPC:
0705178001445
catalogNumber:
80014

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Herb Alpert   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Justo Almario   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Lani Hall   Vocals
Domingo Quiñones   Vocals
Humberto Ramírez   Trumpet
Johnny Rivera   Vocals
Francisco Aguabella   Bata
Eduardo del Barrio   Strings
Tal Bergman   Drums
Oskar Cartaya   Bass,Keyboards,Vocals
Harry Kim   Trumpet
Jerry Medina   Vocals
Marc Quiñones   Percussion,Bongos,Timbales
Joan Rotondi   Piano
Otmaro Ruíz   Keyboards
Michito Sánchez   Conga
Ramon Stagnaro   Guitar,Tres
Arturo Valesco   Trombone
Walter Rodriguez   Drums,Cajon,Shaker
Francisco "Nenge" Hernandez   Bata

Technical Credits

Herb Alpert   Arranger,Producer
Eduardo del Barrio   Orchestration
Oskar Cartaya   Arranger,Producer
Brian Gardner   Mastering
Alan Meyerson   Engineer
Bill Merryfield   Art Direction
Ronnie Torres   Engineer

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