Texas Rumba

Texas Rumba

by Harvie S.
     
 
With Texas Rumba, bassist Harvie S. proves that it is possible to create artistic and intellectually satisfying music that appeals to jazz and Latin dance music enthusiasts alike. He leads an ensemble that includes both Afro-Cuban and jazz masters, who perform 11 songs, each with its own distinctive character. The title track is a

Overview

With Texas Rumba, bassist Harvie S. proves that it is possible to create artistic and intellectually satisfying music that appeals to jazz and Latin dance music enthusiasts alike. He leads an ensemble that includes both Afro-Cuban and jazz masters, who perform 11 songs, each with its own distinctive character. The title track is a rousing rhumba that steps outside the familiar form with excellent complements from pianist Daniel Kelly and trumpeter Gregory Rivkin. Harvie S. continues to reveal his influential style with a bass solo on "Monk's Mood" and with a bass/piano duet on "Before." However, it is the nearly 11-minute "Underneath It All" that is the centerpiece of this memorable recording. With the essence of his bass up front and the emotional stretch from saxophonist Scott Robert Avidon and other members of the ensemble, this song is by far the most memorable because of its excellent straight-ahead jazz improvisations. Overall, Texas Rumba assimilates Harvie S.'s conspicuous jazz chops into the Latin idiom quite well. Due to percussionist Renato Thoms' fiery rhythmic outbursts and saxophonist Scott Robert Avidon's straight-ahead jazz intonations, this CD helps to demonstrate the devout musical discipline each musician shares with his audience.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2004
Label:
Zoho Music
UPC:
0880956040127
catalogNumber:
200401

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harvie S.   Primary Artist,Double Bass,Acoustic Bass
Renato Thoms   Percussion
Scott Robert Avidon   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Daniel Kelly   Piano
Renato Thomas   Percussion
Adam Weber   Drums
Gregory Rivkin   Trumpet
Greg Rivkin   Trumpet
Scott Robert Avidon   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Paul Bagin   Engineer
Joachim Becker   Executive Producer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Mark Holston   Liner Notes
David Ruffo   Engineer
Daniel Kelly   Composer
Todd S. Jenkins   Author,Quotes Researched & Compiled
Harvie S.   Composer,Producer,Audio Production

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