The Gathering

The Gathering

by Caribbean Jazz Project


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The Gathering is the Caribbean Jazz Project's third release; principals Dave Samuels and Dave Valentin are joined by Paquito D'Rivera, once a regular with the group, on the lively opener, "Rendezvous," as well as a Latin reworking of Monk's "Bemsha Swing." Oliver Nelson's classic "Stolen Moments" comes in for a moody 7/4 treatment. Pianist Dario Eskanazi, bassist Ruben Rodriguez, and percussionists Dafnis Prieto, Richie Flores, and Robert Quintero provide strong backing for the front-and-center solo exchanges of Samuels and Valentin. The band is consistently melodic and accessible, not just on romantic themes like "Libertad" and "The Path" but also on more adventurous fare like Prieto's "El Guarachero Intrigozo (The Scheming Party Animal)" and the big finish, "Masacoteando (In the Groove)."

Product Details

Release Date: 06/11/2002
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431212522
catalogNumber: 2125
Rank: 12853

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Caribbean Jazz Project   Primary Artist
Paquito D'Rivera   Alto Saxophone
Dave Valentin   Flute
Dario Eskenazi   Piano
Richie Flores   Percussion,Bongos
David Samuels   Marimbas,Mallets,Vibes
Rubén Rodríguez   Bass
Robert Quintero   Percussion,Conga
Dafnis Prieto   Cymbals,Drums,Timbales

Technical Credits

John Burk   Executive Producer
Phil Magnotti   Engineer
David Samuels   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Glen Barros   Executive Producer
Ana Baracca   Art Direction

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