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Scorching the Skins
     

Scorching the Skins

by Jack Costanzo
 
Jack Costanzo originally became famous for playing bongos with Stan Kenton's Orchestra and the Nat King Cole Trio. He kept very busy in the 1950s and then had a lower profile for a few decades, making a comeback in the late '90s. Scorching the Skins

Overview

Jack Costanzo originally became famous for playing bongos with Stan Kenton's Orchestra and the Nat King Cole Trio. He kept very busy in the 1950s and then had a lower profile for a few decades, making a comeback in the late '90s. Scorching the Skins has Costanzo leading a large group through a variety of styles, all of them Latinized. Along the way one hears swing (a spirited if overly brief "Sing, Sing, Sing"), bop ("Birks Works"), New Orleans jazz ("Creole Spice"), Afro-Cuban jazz, and a generous amount of vocal salsa pieces. Costanzo is a potent force leading the percussion section but is happy to feature his many talented sidemen. This set not only shows that Costanzo is still in his musical prime but acts as a sampler of some of the many fine styles that fall into the realm of Latin jazz/salsa.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/19/2002
Label:
Cubop Records
UPC:
0780661503729
catalogNumber:
15037

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Performance Credits

Jack Costanzo   Primary Artist
Roy Brown   Trombone,Coro
Bob Campbell   Baritone Saxophone
Gilbert Castellanos   Trumpet
Steve Feierabend   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Johnston   Trombone
Frankie LaMarca   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Matos   Conga,Talking,Hand Clapping
Quino   Vocals,Coro
Mirza Al Sharif   Percussion
Billy Watson   Harmonica
April West   Trombone
Rene Camacho   Bass
Jorge Camberos   Guitar
Marilu   Vocals,Coro

Technical Credits

Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Steve Feierabend   Arranger
Paul Lopez   Arranger
Bobby Matos   Producer,Liner Notes,Introduction
Maureen Wilson   Cover Photo

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