Acknowledgement
Category: Audiophile FLAC Availability, Latin Jazz, Mambo Jazz / Descarga
Released: December 12, 2012
Length: 1h 5min
$9.99 MP3/320, FLAC
Original Release Date: 2005
Available as quality mp3/320 or audiophile FLAC format.
EDITORIAL:
Veteran conguero-timbalero Bobby Matos returns with a hard-driving, highly percussive project that features compositions by him as well as some by John Coltrane ("A Love Supreme," Tunji," and "Equinox"). There is no fluff here: it's deep, mature material arranged and performed by a someone who is clearly vested in the traditions of both jazz and Latin. Matos has been around the block, and he good at articulating the nuances within a composition. So when he handles a piece like Coltrane's "Tunji" the depth and emotion is there. Kudos to his fine band with Frank Fontaine Jr. on sax, trumpeter Elliott Caine, Danny Weinstein on trombone and violin, bassist John B. Williams and Theo Saunders on piano.
Acknowledgement is on my list for one of the best Latin jazz records of 2005.
With guest Andy Harlow on flute.
Very Highly Recommended. (elW)

It’s like stepping into an intelligent, knowing world, listening to a Bobby Matos record. This one, featuring a handful of later John Coltrane compositions, along with pieces by Matos, is Latin jazz at its best. Performed by a swinging group—Denise Cook does a piece of poetry—that navigates the descargas beautifully, the music radiates literacy. And the musicians more than do justice to “A Love Supreme.”
Highly Recommended. (Peter Watrous)
TRACKLIST
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Songoro (3:33)
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Tunji (7:29)
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Soy Lucumi (3:14)
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Evelyn (5:48)
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Equinox (8:16)
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Drum Dance (1:31)
Mambo Jazz Dance
Made By Hand
Gratitude
Unity
Beautiful As The Moon
Charanga Chango
Beautiful As The Moon
Charanga Chango
Mambo Jazz Dance
Made By Hand
Gratitude
Unity
Salsa-Natra In Clave