Viva Cubop!, Vol. 3: More Jazz the Afro Cuban Way

Viva Cubop!, Vol. 3: More Jazz the Afro Cuban Way

     
 
Another slammin' mix of new and rare Latin jazz grooves, Viva Cubop 3 has a stronger dancer's orientation than its predecessors. Perhaps that's because of the renewed vitality of harder-edged Latin dance music has given jazzbos new license to move to the dance floor -- but theories aside, it's a good thing. The premier Latin jazz label convenes its usual

Overview

Another slammin' mix of new and rare Latin jazz grooves, Viva Cubop 3 has a stronger dancer's orientation than its predecessors. Perhaps that's because of the renewed vitality of harder-edged Latin dance music has given jazzbos new license to move to the dance floor -- but theories aside, it's a good thing. The premier Latin jazz label convenes its usual roster of (mostly) West Coast–based stars, including Johnny Blas, Bobby Matos, John Santos, and Papo Vasquez, and mixes in their recent tracks with some vintage material (by rare-groove favorites the Har-You Percussion Group) and unreleased tracks. Standouts come by way of the regulars: The Santos/Matos collaboration "I Don't Speak Spanish" bridges loopy spoken-word poetry with hard mambo; U.K. conguero Snowboy takes no prisoners with "42nd & Broadway"; veteran bongosero Jack Costanzo shows off a band that's still ahead of the pack with "Bemba Colora" from his 2002 release Scorching the Skins. Another old-timer, Cuban conguero Francisco Aguabella, emphasizes the jazz end of the spectrum with a swinging "My Favorite Things." All told, energetic listening, for sure, and a great catalogue of the latest offerings from Cubop.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2003
Label:
Cubop Records
UPC:
0780661504023
catalogNumber:
40

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Pike   Marimbas
Papo Vazquez   Trombone
Francisco Aguabella   Conga,Bata
Ramon Banda   Drums,Timbales
Eliseo Borrero   Bass
Bob Campbell   Baritone Saxophone
Gilbert Castellanos   Trumpet
Benn Clatworthy   Saxophone
Jack Costanzo   Conga,Drums,Hand Clapping
Steve Feierabend   Tenor Saxophone
Richie Flores   Percussion
Lazaro Galarraga   Claves
Sid Gauld   Trumpet
Andy González   Bass
Horacio "El Negro" Hernández   Drums
Humberto "Nengue" Hernandez   Timbales
Marvin Horne   Guitar
Munyungo Jackson   Conga,Bata
Eric Jorgensen   Trombone
Nick Kirksey   Piano,Vocals
Don Littleton   Cascara
Bobby Matos   Timbales,Talking,Hand Clapping,Guiro,Coros
Stafford Osborne   Trumpet
Quino   Coro
Derf Reklaw-Raheem   Vocals,Quinto
Eddie Resto   Ampeg Baby Bass
John Santos   Guiro
Snowboy   Conga,Hand Clapping,Cajon
Andre Strobert   Drums
Enzo Todesco   Drums
Arturo Velasco   Trombone
Wayne Wallace   Trombone
Dan Weinstein   Trombone,Soloist
Paul van Wageningen   Claves
Carlos del Puerto   Bass,Soloist
Francisco Torres   Trombone,Soloist
Jon Hart   Bass
Theo Saunders   Piano
Davide Giovanni   Drums,Timbales,Vocals,Background Vocals
David "Mousie" Edmead   Piano
Gary Plumley   Tenor Saxophone
Omar Sosa   Piano,Soloist
Henry "Pucho" Brown   Timbales
Louis Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Neil Angilley   Hammond Organ,fender rhodes,Mini Moog
Antoine Caito   Bongos,Bells
Victor Cegarra   Piano
John Lopez   Coro
Myles Matthews   Bongos,Timbales
Dennis Taitt   Guitar
John Moody   Electric Bass
José Papo Rodríguez   Percussion,Bongos,Bells
Ernie Colon   Bongos
Allen Ray   Flute
Billy King   Conga
Denise Anthony Cook   Vocals,Coro
Robertito Melendez   Conga,Timbales,Coro,Soloist
Manny Silvera   Bass,Coro
Trevor Ware   Claves
Joeseph Jimenez   Claves
Joffre Marchand   Trumpet
Donald Vega   Piano
Sam "Seguito" Turner   Conga,Timbales
Jose "Joey" de Leon   Bongos,Conga,Bells
Tyrone Govan   Drums
Mark Guiterrez   Acoustic Guitar,Piano
Isaac Smith   Trombone,Soloist
Rene Camacho   Bass
Jonathan Pintoff   Ampeg Baby Bass
John Belzaguy   Bass
Paul Taylor   Trombone
Roy Lee Brown   Trombone,Coro
Marilu   Vocals
Martin Padilla   Coro
John "Mad Hatter" Spruill   Piano
Ricardo Pla   Bongos,cowbell

Technical Credits

Munyungo Jackson   Arranger
Bobby Matos   Arranger
Dan Weinstein   Arranger
Mark Weinstein   Arranger
Eric Crandell   Graphic Design

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