United Nations of Messidor

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All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
An effective two-disc compilation of contemporary Latin music drawn from the catalog of German label Messidor Musik. The selections range from the highly traditional to the highly fused -- there are a lot of hybrid approaches on display here, giving rise to some spectacularly showy jazz-footed playing. Finger-popping, toe-tapping stuff, this, and very enjoyable throughout.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
An effective two-disc compilation of contemporary Latin music drawn from the catalog of German label Messidor Musik. The selections range from the highly traditional to the highly fused -- there are a lot of hybrid approaches on display here, giving rise to some spectacularly showy jazz-footed playing. Finger-popping, toe-tapping stuff, this, and very enjoyable throughout.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/1996
  • Label: Messidor
  • UPC: 733751584023
  • Catalog Number: 15840


Disc 1
  1. 1 All Dizzy Gillespie - Bebo Valdés (4:57)
  2. 2 Macori - Carlos "Patato" Valdes (4:03)
  3. 3 Fiesta a la King - Charlie Palmieri (6:14)
  4. 4 Azulito - Mario Bauzá (4:19)
  5. 5 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Giovanni Hidalgo (3:41)
  6. 6 Reunion - Paquito d'Rivera (5:01)
  7. 7 Rumba Urbana - Seis Del Solar (4:10)
  8. 8 Recordando a Tschaikowsky - Gonzalo Rubalcaba (6:00)
  9. 9 Nica's Dream - Carlos "Patato" Valdes (7:51)
  10. 10 La Clave de la Ya Ya - Mario Bauzá (4:44)
  11. 11 Concierto Para Metales - Irakere (8:42)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Spring Fling - Seis Del Solar (5:51)
  2. 2 Fifty Fifty - Paquito d'Rivera (3:12)
  3. 3 Alegrías de Cascorro - Augustin Carbonell (3:03)
  4. 4 Chimba Chica - Jaime Torres (3:28)
  5. 5 Revirado - Astor Piazzolla (3:28)
  6. 6 Osun - Chucho Valdés (7:39)
  7. 7 Capricornio - Paulo Moura (4:55)
  8. 8 Noche Cubana - Paquito d'Rivera (3:09)
  9. 9 Pa' Goza - Bebo Valdés (4:25)
  10. 10 Villa Hidalgo - Giovanni Hidalgo (6:15)
  11. 11 Son Cubano (Yo Soy el Son Cubano) - Mario Bauzá (5:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Irakere Track Performer
Charlie Palmieri Percussion, Piano, Track Performer
Astor Piazzolla Bandoneon, Track Performer
Bebo Valdés Piano, Track Performer, Piano (Grand)
Paquito d'Rivera Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Jorge Dalto Piano
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet, Soloist
Fareed Haque Guitar
Jerome Richardson Tenor Saxophone
Gonzalo Rubalcaba Piano, Track Performer
Arturo Sandoval Trumpet
Carlos Franzetti Piano
Chucho Valdés Track Performer, Soloist, Piano (Grand)
Giovanni Hidalgo Percussion, Conga, Timbales, Timpani, Track Performer, Shekere
Michael Philip Mossman Trumpet
Paulo Moura Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Danilo Pérez Piano
Rene Toledo Guitar
Pete Yellin Alto Saxophone
Jerry Gonzalez Trumpet
Jaime Torres Track Performer, Charango
Eddie Alex Alto Saxophone
Robby Ameen Drums, Guiro
Carlos Averhoff Saxophone
Mario Bauzá Background Vocals, Track Performer
John Benítez Electric Bass
Steve Berrios Drums
Rolando Napoleon Briceno Alto Saxophone
Felipe Cabbera Bass
Pablo Calogero Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Baritone
Rudy Calzado Vocals, Background Vocals
Augustin Carbonell Guitar, Track Performer
Gerry Chamberlain Trombone
Daniel Colette Trumpet
Mike Collazo Timbales, Timpani
Hector Console Bass
José Luis Cortés Saxophone
Stanton Davis Jr. Trumpet
Adela Dalto Vocals, Background Vocals
Zach Danziger Drums
Jorge Degas Bass
Jose Alexis Diaz Percussion
Manny Duran Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Guillermo Edghill Bass
Bruce Eidem Trombone
Eric Figueroa Piano
David Finck Bass
Bob Franceschini Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Elvira Franco Vocals, Background Vocals
Jose Gazmey Bass
Joe Gonzalez Percussion, Bongos, Bass Guitar, cowbell
Joe Francis Gonzales Bass, Percussion, Bongos, Bass Guitar, cowbell
Don Hayward Trombone
Horacio "El Negro" Hernández Drums
Oscar Hernandez Synthesizer, Piano
Rigo Herrera Percussion
Conrad Herwig Trombone
Ralph Irizarry Timbales, Timpani
Little Johnny cowbell, Guiro
Ross Konikoff Trumpet
Jorge Laboy Guitar
Wolfgang Loos Keyboards
Larry Lunetta Trumpet
Jose Madera Percussion
Frank Malabé Conga
Yolanda Maldonado Vocals, Background Vocals
Stefi Marcus Bass
Juanito Marquez Guitar, cowbell
Nicky Marrero Timbales, Timpani
Reynaldo Melián Álvarez Trumpet
Carlos Morales Guitar, Electric Guitar
Amuni Nacer Piano, Keyboards
Nicky Orta Electric Bass
Victor Paz Trumpet
Carlos Pérez Drums
Marcus Persiani Piano
Douglas Purviance Trombone
Enrique Pla Drums
Dioris Rivera Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals
Rogelio Rivero Timpani
Michael Rodach Guitar
Bobby Rodriguez Bass
John "Dandy" Rodriguez Bass, Bass Guitar
Bobby Sanabria Drums, Timbales, Timpani, Cascara
David Sanchez Tenor Saxophone
Burkhard Schaffer Drums
Diego Urcola Trumpet
Oscar Valdés Percussion
Carlos "Patato" Valdes Bongos, Conga, Maracas, Track Performer, Guiro
Victor Valdes Percussion
Jorge Varona Trumpet
Germán Velazco Saxophone
Tommy Villarini Trumpet
Mark Walker Drums
Artie Webb Flute
Pablo Ziegler Piano
Vince Cherico Drums
Jorge Alfonso Conga
Diego Amaya Hand Clapping, Palmas
Carlos del Puerto Bass
Enrique Fernandez Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals
Antonio Reyes Hand Clapping, Palmas
J.P. Torres Trombone
Gerardo Rosales Bongos, Guiro
Jose Mangual Jr. Bass, Bongos, Bass Guitar
Rafael Carrasco Flute
Lazaro Cruz Trumpet
Oscar Lopez Ruiz Guitar
Felipe Cabrera Bass
Joe Santiago Bass
Ray Santos Conductor, Background Vocals
Mike Orta Piano
John Di Martino Percussion, Piano
Gabriel Machado Conga
Paoli Mejias Conga, Shekere
Amuni Naver Piano
Juan "Papo" Pepín Conga
Roberto Vizcaíno Percussion
Nathan Durham Trombone, Bass Trombone
Raul Olarte Quena
Tracy Turner Flugelhorn, French Horn
Gregory Williams Flugelhorn, French Horn
Jorge Gordillo Percussion
Sabu Rosado Percussion, Shekere
Amadito Valdés Timbales, Timpani
Carlos Emilio Morales Electric Guitar
Pepe Jimenez Percussion
Quinteto Tango Nuevo Track Performer
Mario Nadal Bass
Fernando Suárez Paz Viola, Viol
Andreas Weiser Percussion
Johnny Rodriguez Percussion, Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Charlie Palmieri Producer
Astor Piazzolla Producer
Bebo Valdés Composer, Mastering
Paquito d'Rivera Composer, Producer, Mastering
Jorge Dalto Producer
Gonzalo Rubalcaba Arranger
Carlos Franzetti Arranger
Chucho Valdés Arranger
Giovanni Hidalgo Producer
Seis Del Solar Producer
Jaime Torres Producer
Joe Zawinul Composer
Mario Bauzá Director, Producer, Musical Director
Rudy Calzado Composer
Brenda Feliciano Producer
Oscar Hernandez Composer
Jesus Arranger
Wolfgang Loos Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Carlos "Patato" Valdes Producer
Tommy Villarini Producer
Keith Walsh Engineer
Götz A. Wörner Producer, Executive Producer
Irving Greenbaum Engineer
Diego Amaya Contributor
Antonio Reyes Contributor
Manuel Sanjurjo Producer, Engineer
Juan G. "Pericles" Covas Engineer
Bernd Deutscher Cover Design
Ray Santos Arranger, Composer
José Luis Crespo Engineer
Carmen T. Barrow Executive Producer
Uwe Feltens Producer, Executive Producer
Henry Montalvo Executive Producer
Österreichischer Rundfunk Engineer
Johannes Wohlleben Engineer, Mastering
Raul Olarte Contributor
Tracy Turner Contributor
Gregory Williams Contributor
Luis Covarrubias Álvarez Producer
Valdes Arranger
Fernando Hernandez Executive Producer
Luis ''Kako'' Alvarez Producer
Gregor Hornacek Engineer
Cesar Portillo de la Luz Composer
Tchiakowski Composer
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