Category: Audiophile FLAC Availability, Latin Jazz
Released: December 12, 2012
Length: 1h 13min
$9.99 MP3/320, FLAC, WAV
Original Release Date: 2007
Available as quality mp3/320 or audiophile FLAC format.
Excellent Latin jazz project by timbalero-bandleader Bobby Matos. In addition to eight original tracks there are compositions by Miles Davis ("All Blues"), Tito Puente ("Mas Bajo") and Lou Pérez ("No Me Diga Na'"). And there's a luscious interpretation of "Autumn Leaves" (Kosma-Prévert-Mercer) sung, con sabor and sophistication, by Dee Dee McNeil. Also with Danny Weinstein, Theo Saunders, Robertito Melendez, Edwin Livingston, Sal Marquez, and Jud Matos.
Highly Recommended. - elW
Bobby Matos is a survivor and defender of certain Afro- Antillean musical traditions which are indespensible roots of contemporary Latin Jazz. He brings a "streets of New York" edge to his work and provides a fundamental element that too many young lions are skipping over. His group is an incubator for young talent and of course attracts old school veteranos as well.
Que viva Bobby Matos and all the musicians who respect the origins of our music! (label)
• Frank Fontaine: Tenor sax, flute, bass clarinet, chekere, coro
• Danny Weinstein: Trombones, violins, viola, bari horns, tuba
• Theo Saunders: Piano
• Robertito Melendez: Congas
• Edwin Livingston: Bass
• Sal Marquez: Flugelhorn
• Jud Matos: Güiro
• Bobby Matos: Timbales, guataca bell
• Dee Dee McNeil: Vocals