Radio Guantánamo: Guantánamo Blues Project, Vol. 1

Radio Guantánamo: Guantánamo Blues Project, Vol. 1

by Jane Bunnett


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Radio Guantánamo: Guantánamo Blues Project, Vol. 1

On this intriguing set, flutist and soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett explores music from the Guantánamo region of Cuba, music originally brought to the area from Haiti and West Africa. Bunnett's group infuses the exciting styles with jazz improvising and, due to the inclusion of Jumpin' Johnny Sansone on guitar, harmonica, accordion, and vocals, a dose of the blues and New Orleans rhythms. There is a great deal of variety to this set, ranging from the folkloric music of the voice and percussion ensembles Grupo Changui de Santiago and Grupo Changui de Guantanamo to the brilliant tenor saxophone playing of Dewey Redman, the contributions of Howard Johnson on tuba, and Bunnett's regular group with trumpeter Larry Cramer. While some numbers are dominated by vocals, even those pieces generally include interplay with the horns. For jazz listeners, the instrumentals are of greatest interest, as is the mixture of styles and idioms. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/18/2006
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0094635234022
catalogNumber: 52340
Rank: 110071

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jane Bunnett   Primary Artist,Flute,Soprano Saxophone
Dewey Redman   Tenor Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Jumpin' Johnny Sansone   Harmonica,Accordion,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Larry Cramer   Trumpet
Kieran Overs   Acoustic Bass
Kevin Breit   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Tiburon Morales   Vocals,Guest Appearance
David Virelles   Piano
Howard Glover "Johnny" Johnson   Tuba,Guest Appearance
José Olivares Perez   Marimbula
Jalidan Ruiz Castro   Conga

Technical Credits

Jane Bunnett   Composer,Liner Notes
Jumpin' Johnny Sansone   Composer
Larry Cramer   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Jeff McCulloch   Engineer
John McIntyre   Liner Notes,Video Images
Traditional   Composer

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