10 De Paco (1995)
Post-bop jazz and flamenco are combined with enriching results on 10 de Paco, a session that Spanish saxophonist Jorge Pardo co-led with pianist Chano Dominguez. Recorded in Madrid in 1994, 10 de Paco is a tribute to the great flamenco ...
||Canhoto da Paraiba|
Pisando Em Brasa Walking On Coals
Recorded in February 1993.
Personnel: Canhoto da Paraíba (guitar, acoustic guitar); Paulinho da Viola (cavaquinho); Jehovah DaGaita (harmonica).
Recording information: BMG-Ariola Studios, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (02/1993-04/1993); Somax Studios, Pernambuco, Brazil (02/1993-04/1993).
Translator: Geoff Gilbert.
Personnel includes: Canhoto Da Paraiba (acoustic guitar); Joao Lyra ...
Leitte De Coco
One of the titles that Milestone/Fantasy licensed from the Brazilian label Caju Music, Leitte de Coco draws on sides that Brazilian reedman Dirceu Leitte recorded in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and 1993. The title Leitte de Coco is Portuguese ...
Francisco Mário composed, arranged, and produced the two albums that comprise this posthumous CD release. This is stunningly beautiful and very gently swinging music, featuring Mário leading on guitar and viola. It has Brazilian folkloric roots, but with generous servings ...
First World (1994)
A veteran mainstay with Mongo Santamaria, M'Boom, and the Fort Apache Band, Steve Berrios' first solo album finds the then-49-year-old drummer-percussionist trying to make up lost ground with a vengeance, throwing a bewildering variety of idioms at the listener and ...
All songs written by Gary Campbell.
Recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida on December 8 & 9, 1993. Includes liner notes by Tom Moon.
Personnel: Gary Campbell (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Michael Orta, Mike Orta (piano); Ignacio Berroa (drums); Rafael Solano (percussion).
||Afro Blue Band|
The Afro Blue Band is actually a series of bands drawn from a pool of 15 musicians under the overall direction of saxophonist/Miami nightclub owner Arthur Barron, who has pulled a series of mostly hot Latin jazz performances out of ...
Pure Emotion (1995)
PURE EMOTION was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Performance.
After not having led a recording session under his own name in 29 years, O'Farrill came from seemingly out of nowhere to lead a terrific Afro-Cuban big ...
Shot On Goal
On his fourth album as a leader, Silva puts together a highly percussive (naturally) series of sessions mixing American jazz standards and jazz-rock idioms with Brazilian instruments and material. The results sometimes resemble fellow percussionist Airto Moreira's fascinating electric Brazilian ...
Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band: Jerry Gonzalez (trumpet, flugelhorn, congas); Joe Ford (alto & soprano saxophones); John Stubblefield (tenor saxophone); Larry Willis (piano); Andy Gonzalez (bass); Steve Berrios (drums, marimba, percussion).
PENSATIVO was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award ...
Mongo Returns (1998)
soprano saxophones, flute); Eddie Allen (trumpet, flugelhorn); Mel Martin
(flute, alto & bass flutes, piccolo); Hilton Ruiz (piano); Oscar Hernandez
(piano, keyboards); John Benitez (bass); Robbie Ameen (drums); John Almendra
(timbales, drums, percussion); Louis Bauzo (bells, bongos, guiro, chekere,
percussion); Greg Askew (chekere, bata); ...
||Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers|
Rip A Dip (1995)
After 25 years, Pucho reorganized his Latin Soul Brothers in 1995, at first including many of his alumni. The musicians had grown through the years, including altoist Eddie Pazant (doubling on flute) and trumpeter Al Pazant. Vibraphonist William Bivens is ...
A Mexican-American who was born in Texas but raised in Gary, Indiana, Adela Dalto is an unpredictable singer who draws on jazz, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian influences. Mexicans are generally more likely to embrace the ranchero, banda and tejano forms than ...
And Then Some! (1996)
AND THEN SOME! was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Performance.
Afro-Cuban/jazz percussionist Steve Berrios' second outing as a leader finds him exploring a variety of sources and moods, from an intriguing, spare, rhythmic duo (with soprano ...
Fire Dance (1996)
Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band: Jerry Gonzalez, John Stubblefield, Joe Ford, Larry Willis, Andy Gonzalez, Steve Berrios.
Recorded live at Blues Alley, Washington D.C. in February 1996.
Jerry Gonzales and the Fort Apache Band have an invigorating idea going, fusing ...
Get Out Of My Way (1996)
The Estrada Brothers debuted for Milestone company with this spirited 1996 CD. The group (long a fixture in the Los Angeles area) is most notable for their continuation of the Cal Tjader legacy, extending the vibraphonist's Latin jazz innovations while ...
On the Move! (Muevete!) (1996)
The strong and powerful influence of African music is hard to miss on this CD, which illustrates the rich cultural heritage of blacks in Bahia and Northeastern Brazil (a region that has produced many musical greats). Legends like Tito Puente, ...
In A Minute (1998)
Flutist/saxophonist Jorge Pardo serves up a rather different buffet of genre-hopping music here, mixing jazz solos with flamenco-rooted acoustic guitar and an amalgam of ever-shifting and blending flamenco, African, Caribbean, Cuban, and minimalist rhythms. Pardo's soprano sound displays some of ...
Best of Pata Negra (1998)
Before breaking up in 1989, Pata Negra had the distinction of being among the few Spanish groups that had as much to do with nuevo flamenco (a modern style fusing flamenco guitar with pop, salsa, jazz or other forms) as ...
Although Ahora was recorded in 1993, Milestone/Fantasy didn't release this excellent CD until 1999. While Manny Oquendo & Libre's other '90s releases, Mejor que Nunca and On the Move, contain both salsa and Latin jazz, Ahora offers no instrumentals and ...
Blood Lines (1999)
1999. Includes liner notes by Oscar Hijuelos & Arturo O'Farrill.
Fast approaching 40, pianist O'Farrill (son of the legendary Latin bandleader/arranger Chico O'Farrill) finally released his debut CD. It's a meaty jazz trio-oriented affair with several Afro-Cuban spins, more like Bill ...
Heart of a Legend (1999)
HEART OF A LEGEND was nominated for the 2000 Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album.
The campaign to punch Chico O'Farrill into the general consciousness continues with what amounts to an anthology of his work, all freshly and brilliantly ...
Los New Yorkinos (2000)
Manny Oquendo & Libre includes: Manny Oquendo; Jorge Maldonado (vocals); Octavio Kotan (guitar); Angel "Papo" Vazquez, Norman Hogue, Leonard Pollara, Jimmy Bosch (trombone); Willie Rodriguez (piano); Andy Gonzalez (bass); George Delgado (congas).
Norris (trumpet); Joe Locke (synthesizer, vibraphone).
Recorded at Unique Studios, ...
CARAMBOLA was nominated for the 2001 Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album.
The astounding comeback of Chico O'Farrill at age 79 continued with this terrific collection of mostly Afro-Cuban styled compositions -- some brand-new, some more than half a ...
Latin Byrd (1995)
This single CD reissues two complete Charlie Byrd LPs (Latin Impressions and Charlie Byrd's Bossa Nova), some of which had been available previously on a 1970s two-fer. Byrd, the master of the acoustic guitar whose gentle and lyrical style perfectly ...