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Tony Devivo albums Arranger: Michele Locatelli.
Personnel: Lionel Loueke (vocals, guitar); Tama Waipara (vocals, clarinet); Roy Ayers (vocals, vibraphone); Tony DeVivo (vocals, percussion); Michele Locatelli (guitar, bass synthesizer, programming); Bebo Ferra (guitar); Marco Decimo (cello); Ralf Schmid (accordion, piano, programming); Leo Tardin (piano, Moog synthesizer); Andy Lutter (piano); Andrea Dulbecco (vibraphone); Luca Gusella (marimba); Ferenc Nemeth, Jojo Mayer (drums); Glen Velez (frame drum, percussion); Valerie Troutt (background vocals).
||Evolucion CD (2007) |
Tony Devivo CD discography The general focus on this album might be Cuban, but it's really a pan-Caribbean stew, and a very spicy one at that. So, along with the very rhythmic cha-cha of "El Titiere," you'll find "Ride la Ola," where a Cuban groove rides easily with a reggae touch, and a version of "Summertime" that mixes mambo, jazz, and a heavy jam session. Full marks to Jose Conde for his widescreen vision for the music, and also to the band, Ola Fresca, for the ability to bring that vision to life. The guests are used very wisely, such as salsa trombonist Jimmy Bosch on "Café con Sangre," where his talents can run free, and Zigaboo Modeliste, who brings a strong sense of New Orleans to "Oshiri Pan Pan." But whether it's the brilliant open clarity of Cuban son or the loving compas from Haiti on "Petiti y Titi," there's always plenty going on here, and the groove never stops. At times it turns thrilling, especially on "Probando Nuevos Sabores," which manages to bring together soca, Colombian cumbia, and reggae to create a wonderful fusion, and even a touch of humor with "El Chacal" -- in other words, something for everyone. ~ Chris Nickson
Recording information: Broohlyn Recording Studio.
Arrangers: Jose Conde; Gonzalo Grau.
Personnel: Jose Conde (vocals, electric guitar, guiro, maracas); Benjamin Lapidus (guitar); Aquiles Baez (cuatro); Steve Wells (baritone saxophone); Albert Leusink, Steve Gluzband (trumpet); Generoso "El Tojo" Jiménez, Jimmy Bosch, Rafi Malkiel (trombone); Gonzalo Grau (piano, Wurlitzer organ, percussion); Pablo Vergara (piano); Tony DeVivo, Ziggy Modeliste (drums); Román Díaz (congas, bongos, bata).
Audio Mixer: Phil Nicolo.