Song for Chico

Song for Chico

by Arturo O'Farrill
     
 
Arturo O'Farrill continues in the tradition of his late father, Chico O'Farrill, with this exciting Afro-Latin big band session. Juan Tizol's "Caravan," a staple of Duke Ellington's repertoire and a favorite of jazz musicians, is transformed with Papo Vazquez's infectious chart,

Overview

Arturo O'Farrill continues in the tradition of his late father, Chico O'Farrill, with this exciting Afro-Latin big band session. Juan Tizol's "Caravan," a staple of Duke Ellington's repertoire and a favorite of jazz musicians, is transformed with Papo Vazquez's infectious chart, adding a dark piano vamp and prominent conga, with a sizzling improvised centerpiece featuring tenorist Ivan Renta, trumpeter Michael Rodriguez, and trombonist Renaldo Jorge. The bandleader contributed "Such Love," dedicated to the late saxophonist Sam Furnace, a mainstay in Chico's band who gave his all (in spite of pain from a terminal illness) in his final appearance with the band. The dramatic introduction sets up a cooking Afro-Cuban vehicle powered by Jimmy Delgado's timbales, adding Luis Bonilla's blistering trombone and Jim Seeley's scorching trumpet. Arturo returns to his father's compositions, including a brief but infectious "Cuban Blues" (using the original chart) and his own heartfelt setting of the warm ballad "The Journey." The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, as Chico O'Farrill would be very pleased with this outstanding date by his talented son Arturo.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2008
Label:
Zoho Music
UPC:
0880956080420
catalogNumber:
200804

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Arturo O'Farrill   Primary Artist,Piano,Soloist,Musical Direction
Luis Bonilla   Trombone,Soloist
Michael Philip Mossman   Trumpet,Lead
Pablo Calogero   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Delgado   Bongos,Timbales,Bells,Soloist
Renaldo Jorge   Trombone,Soloist,Lead
Douglas Purviance   Bass Trombone
Bobby Porcelli   Alto Saxophone,Lead
Mario Rivera   Tenor Saxophone
Michael Rodriguez   Trumpet
Reuben Rodriguez   Electric Bass,Soloist,Ampeg Baby Bass
Gary Valente   Trombone
Vince Cherico   Drums,Timbales
John Walsh   Trumpet
Rubén Rodríguez   Electric Bass
Jim Seeley   Trumpet,Soloist
Ivan Renta   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
John A. Walsh   Trumpet
Mario Mártires Rivera   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Erica Vonkleist   Alto Saxophone
Tony Rosa   Tumba,Tumbadora

Technical Credits

Tito Puente   Composer
Bebo Valdés   Author
Papo Vazquez   Arranger
Todd Barkan   Audio Production
Tom Harrell   Arranger,Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Arturo O'Farrill   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production,Artistic Director
Dafnis Prieto   Arranger,Composer
Jim Seeley   Arranger,Composer
Rob Macomber   Engineer

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