The Rhythmagic Orchestra

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The idea for the Rhythmagic Orchestra was born from a drinking session between Ben Lamdin of Nostalgia 77 fame and Latin music-spinning DJ Hugo Mendez (Sofrito) back in 2005. Their notion was to create a band whose members could perform their favorite moments of 20th century Latin music in the cultural context of the 21st. While the idea may have seemed pure fanboy nostalgia, it was eventually given birth and the result is anything but. Lamdin recruited members of his own session band and some of the U.K.'s session and club players, including bassist Riaan Vosloo, saxophonists Mark Hanslip, James Allsopp, and Jonny Spall (who also arranges), flutist Gareth Lockrane, ...
See more details below
CD
$7.51
BN.com price
(Save 16%)$8.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $6.23   
  • New (4) from $6.23   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The idea for the Rhythmagic Orchestra was born from a drinking session between Ben Lamdin of Nostalgia 77 fame and Latin music-spinning DJ Hugo Mendez (Sofrito) back in 2005. Their notion was to create a band whose members could perform their favorite moments of 20th century Latin music in the cultural context of the 21st. While the idea may have seemed pure fanboy nostalgia, it was eventually given birth and the result is anything but. Lamdin recruited members of his own session band and some of the U.K.'s session and club players, including bassist Riaan Vosloo, saxophonists Mark Hanslip, James Allsopp, and Jonny Spall (who also arranges), flutist Gareth Lockrane, trumpeters Fulvio Sigurta and Tom Allan, trombonists Trevor Mires and Nick Mills, pianist Ross Stanley, drummer Graham Fox, conguero Oreste E. Noda, bongo boss Randy Compadre, and timbaleros Oscar Martinez and Bartelemi. The set kicks off with a stellar Afro-Cuban read of Nina Simone's "African Mailman" featuring a tight, pounding montuno piano and beautiful flute fills and solo. Kenny Dorham's "Afrodisia" contains a rearrangement with a driving piano and hard-swinging baritone saxophone. While some tunes covered here are from the Latin jazz canon -- Art Blakey's "Sakeena" and the Dizzy Gillespie/Chano Pozo standard "Manteca" -- they are exceptionally well performed and arranged. That said, other tunes here, such as Gigi Gryce's "Tiajuana," A.K. Salim's wailing "Turuato," Cedar Walton's slow burning "Afreaka," a startling and sultry arrangement of Horace Silver's "Mary Lou," and the otherworldly rumba in Humberto Morales' "Gulli Gulli" are not necessarily from the canon but make for excellent additions to the program. To top it off, Lamdin and Spall added a pair of their own tunes to the mix, the brassy strut of "Cha Cha de Juventud" and the contrapuntal salsero "Fish Market Dance." Issued on Lamdin's Impossible Ark imprint, this date is a stunner from top to bottom, suitable for jazzheads to nod at for the hipness in its presentation and the excellence in its playing and arranging, and for club dancers to tear the floor to shreds to. What began as an in-the-moment idea in a state of partial drunkenness has paid off in musical spades: The Rhythmagic Orchestra is the authentic Afro-Latin jazz real deal.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/2011
  • Label: Tru Thoughts
  • EAN: 5060205150899
  • Catalog Number: 51508
  • Sales rank: 203,706

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 African Mailman (3:33)
  2. 2 Cha Cha De Juventud (4:09)
  3. 3 Tiajuana (3:02)
  4. 4 Afrodisia (3:39)
  5. 5 Fish Market Dance (3:42)
  6. 6 Sakeena (4:06)
  7. 7 Afreaka (5:04)
  8. 8 Gulli Gulli (5:29)
  9. 9 Mary Lou (5:32)
  10. 10 Tururato (3:23)
  11. 11 Manteca (4:15)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Rhythmagic Orchestra Primary Artist
James Allsop Saxophone
Oscar Martinez Timbales
Mark Hanslip Saxophone
Riaan Vosloo Bass
Trevor Mires Trombone
Graham Fox Drums
Jonny Spall Saxophone
Nick Mills Trombone
Fulvio Sigurta Trumpet
Oreste Noda Conga
Ross Stanley Piano
Gareth Lockrane Flute
Tom Allan Trumpet
Randy Compadre Bongos
Bartelemi Timbales
Technical Credits
Nina Simone Composer
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Gigi Gryce Composer
Horace Silver Composer
Chano Pozo Composer
Art Blakey Composer
Mike Pelanconi Engineer
Humberto Morales Composer
Lewis Hopkin Mastering
Benedic Lamdin Composer, Producer, Engineer
Hugo Mendez Producer
Jonny Spall Composer
A.K. Salim Composer
K. Dorham Composer
C. Walton Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously