by Candido


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Featuring his usual touring band, conga master Candido released the funky Beautiful in 1970. His first release for Blue Note -- following his Solid State debut, Man of a Thousand Fingers -- is a dance-oriented project that features lots of go-go-style blues jams propelled along by Candido's high-energy percussion, Richard Davis' electric bass, and Frank Anderson's juicy organ backgrounds. While jazz improvisation isn't really the point of the music, saxophonist Alan Ralph does get in some nice post-bop and modal-style choruses and the two-part "Ghana Spice" gives Candido a nice chance to stretch out. Re-released in 2003 as part of Blue Note's Rare Groove Series, Beautiful isn't the most essential of Candido's recordings, but should hold a fascination for funk-jazz enthusiasts.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/22/2003
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724358073027
catalogNumber: 80730
Rank: 72760

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Candido   Primary Artist,Conga
Richard Davis   Bass,Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Frank Anderson   Organ,Piano
Candido Camero   Bongos,Conga
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Joe Grimm   Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Gerald Jemmott   Bass,Bass Guitar
Herb Lovelle   Drums
Alan Raph   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Pat Russo   Trumpet
David Spinozza   Guitar
Joe Grime   Reeds,Multiple Reeds

Technical Credits

Roger Whittaker   Composer
Richie Havens   Composer
Jerry Butler   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
Candido   Composer
Joe Cain   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Dave Sanders   Engineer
Joel Brodsky   Cover Photo
Ron Wolin   Cover Design
Burton Yount   Reissue Design

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