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- Tropo Records
Performance CreditsAlex de Grassi Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Classical Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Jeff Beal Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ian Dogole Percussion,Cymbals,Rainstick,Udu
Quique Cruz Flute,Charango,Sikus,Rondador,Antara,Kenas,Ronroco
Jon Evans Double Bass
Technical CreditsSpencer Brewer Engineer
Jeff Beal Engineer
Alex de Grassi Producer,Engineer
Adam Kufeld Cover Photo,Liner Note Art
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Tata Monk based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
just bought this title and it's totally different from other Alex de Grassi recordings. Talk about a cross-cultural/cross-genre outing! A superb melding of the rhythms of Latin America, contemporary jazz and a little blues thrown in to good effect. Highly recommended! In addition to the great music, the packaging is fine - wonderful photographs and liner notes that actually say something. Give it a listen - better still, buy it!
I¿ve been a long time fan of Alex de Grassi¿s guitar work and was quite intrigued to check out this new collaboration with Chilean instrumentalist Quique Cruz. Tatamonk, of course, finds de Grassi in top form but, much to my surprise, is also filled with a whole array of exotic Andean instruments such as charangos, kenas, kenachos, antara, toyos, ronroco, rondador and sikus. Piano, bass, drums and brass compliment all of these instruments and the results are scintillating! This CD has a whole array of soundscapes from ¿Auscencia¿ which incorporates a breathtaking melody to ¿Alba¿ which has a smoky bluesy feel to it to ¿Sanchaly¿ which is a tour de force that unites traditional South American rhythms with contemporary jazz improvisation. All in all, Tatamonk is a tasty fusion of North meets South.