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Voyage
     

Voyage

by Federico Britos
 
Although he has been performing for over six decades, violinist Federico Britos, a native of Uruguay, is not as widely known as other jazz violinists, simply because he has recorded infrequently under his own name for the U.S. market, though he has played or recorded with a host of jazz greats, including Duke Ellington,

Overview

Although he has been performing for over six decades, violinist Federico Britos, a native of Uruguay, is not as widely known as other jazz violinists, simply because he has recorded infrequently under his own name for the U.S. market, though he has played or recorded with a host of jazz greats, including Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, and Benny Goodman, among others. Britos plays in a variety of settings with different accompanists, contributing most of the arrangements as well. His style is comparable to that of Stéphane Grappelli, though without the uptempo high-register technique often favored by the late violinist. Britos makes a major impression in a pulsating take of the oldie "After You've Gone," where he is joined by pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Phil Flanigan, and drummer Francisco Mela. The violinist's subtle take of "Moonglow" and playful swinging setting of "Avalon" feature the distinctive (and immediately recognizable) seven-string guitar of Bucky Pizzarelli. Britos penned several strong originals, including "Tomatito & Federico," a tantalizing duet with flamenco guitarist Tomatito; the loping ballad "Vivian Flavia de las Mercedes" with pianist Michel Camilo; and the playful "Micro Suite Cubana," featuring Latin percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo. Britos has hardly been a musical hermit during his long career, but he merits greater exposure to the world of jazz. This rewarding CD is likely to provoke newcomers to his music to investigate his earlier recordings.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/27/2010
Label:
Sunnyside
UPC:
0016728124027
catalogNumber:
281240
Rank:
213983

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Federico Britos   Primary Artist,Violin,Soloist
Michel Camilo   Piano,Guest Appearance
Eddie Gomez   Double Bass
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Carlos Franzetti   Piano
Antonio Adolfo   Piano,Guest Appearance
Giovanni Hidalgo   Conga,Chekere,Guest Appearance
Tomatito   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Kenny Barron   Piano,Guest Appearance
Ignacio Berroa   Drums
Edwin Bonilla   Percussion
Jon Burr   Double Bass
James Chirillo   Guitar
Phil Flanigan   Double Bass
Felix Gomez   Piano
Rafael Solano   Percussion
Garo Yellin   Cello
Eric Bogart   Drums
Jorge Garcia   Guitar
Alfredo Oliva   Violin
Leonardo Suarez Paz   Violin
Krystof Witek   Violin
Hector Falcon   Violin
Carlomagno Araya   Drums
Francisco Mela   Drums
Ron Lawrence   Viola
Jessy Levy   Cello
Gaby Vivas   Double Bass
Cachao   Double Bass,Guest Appearance
Zakaria Enikeev   Viola

Technical Credits

Carlos Franzetti   Arranger
Irving Mills   Composer
Rafael Hernández   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Joe Marciano   Engineer
Jorge Garcia   Composer
Federico Britos   Arranger,Composer
Germán Piferrer   Arranger
Juan Cristobal Losada   Engineer
Eric Schilling   Engineer
Philip Magnotti   Engineer
Sergio Delgado   Engineer
Mike Marciano   Engineer
Bill Moss   Engineer
Antonio Gijón   Producer
Carlomango Araya   Engineer

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