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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Pianist Roberto Fonseca's Zamazu contains quite a bit of variety. From Afro-Cuban jazz and a piece that is closer to Indian music, to Omara Portunodo's passionate vocal on "Mil Congojas," originals that sound like tangos and sambas from the 1930s, and orchestral numbers, there is much to savor throughout this continually colorful set. Fonseca can play with great intensity (sometimes hinting at McCoy Tyner) but is at his best caressing lyrical and traditional-sounding melodies. Recorded in Cuba and Brazil, this colorful set leans more towards Cuban than Brazilian music, with Fonseca being quite impressive as both a pianist and a composer. ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Pianist Roberto Fonseca's Zamazu contains quite a bit of variety. From Afro-Cuban jazz and a piece that is closer to Indian music, to Omara Portunodo's passionate vocal on "Mil Congojas," originals that sound like tangos and sambas from the 1930s, and orchestral numbers, there is much to savor throughout this continually colorful set. Fonseca can play with great intensity (sometimes hinting at McCoy Tyner) but is at his best caressing lyrical and traditional-sounding melodies. Recorded in Cuba and Brazil, this colorful set leans more towards Cuban than Brazilian music, with Fonseca being quite impressive as both a pianist and a composer. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2007
  • Label: Enja Justin Time
  • UPC: 068944332823
  • Catalog Number: 3328

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Misa Popular (0:32)
  2. 2 Tierra en Mano (5:21)
  3. 3 Clandestino (4:45)
  4. 4 Llegó Cachaíto (3:47)
  5. 5 Así Baila Mi Madre (0:56)
  6. 6 Congo Árabe (5:53)
  7. 7 Zamazu (4:39)
  8. 8 Suspiro (7:12)
  9. 9 Ishmael (5:55)
  10. 10 El Niejo (6:51)
  11. 11 Mil Congojas (3:19)
  12. 12 Triste Alegría (6:32)
  13. 13 Zamazamazu (5:01)
  14. 14 Dime Que No (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roberto Fonseca Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals, Palamas, Palmas
Omara Portuondo Vocals
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez Double Bass
Vicente Amigo Flamenco Guitar
Javier Zalba Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Ale Siqueira Palamas, Palmas
Toninho Ferragutti Accordion
Pepe Maza Background Vocals
Botasgordas Palamas, Palmas
Ramsés Rodríguez Drums, Hand Percussion
Carlos Manuel Calunga Background Vocals
Emilio DelMonte Valdés Maracas, Background Vocals, Pailas
Arlene Silva Strings, Violin
Paulo André Mettig Strings, Violin
Emilio DelMonte Mata Bongos, Conga, Maracas, Darbouka, Bata, Guiro, Bata Drums, Quijada
Mario Gonçalves DeAraújo Jr. Strings, Violin
Margarita Ciclilova Jr. Strings, Violin
Laila Andresa Cavalcante Violin
Juan Maria Braceras Strings, Violin
Mercedes Cortes Alfaro Vocals
Technical Credits
Abdullah Ibrahim Composer
David Flower translation
Ibrahim Ferrer Composer
Ale Siqueira Producer, Engineer
Carlinhos Freitas Mastering
Orestes Aguila Engineer
Roberto Fonseca Arranger, Composer, Producer
Flavio DeSouza Engineer
Kyra Carbonell translation
Johann Sauty Cover Photo
Adonias Souza Jr. Engineer
Daniel Florestano Executive Producer, Management
Mercedes Cortes Alfaro Composer
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