Wednesday 27 July 2011

Hot Salsa Meets Swedish Jazz (1998)

01.Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie)
02.Sangre Nueva (Torbjorn Langborn - Wilfredo Stephenson)
03.TP's Special (Tito Puente)
04.I Believe In Yesterday (Wilfredo Stephenson)
05.Giant Steps (John Coltrane)
06.Con Mi Ritmo (Trad. Arr. Torbjorn Langborn, Lyrics & Coro By Chico Alvarez)
07.Bluesette (Toots Thielemans)
08.Caravan (Duke Ellington).

HECTOR BINGERT - Saxo Tenor (solo on Giant Steps)
TORBJONRN LANGBORN, Piano, Bata oconcolo
HUMBERTO ROSALES, Congas, Bata iya, vocalista
WILFREDO STEPHENSON, Bajo, Bata itotele, percusión, cantante.

Wagner Tiso & Salif Keita - Brazilian Scenes (2003)

01.Baobab 5:12
02.Madrid (Estação Madriz) 6:40
03.Western Romance (Romance Ocidental) 5:32
04.Roots 1 (Raiz 1) 0:31
05.Ketan 4:14
06.Planet Amazon 5:19
07.Brazilian Scenes 6:31
08.Roots 2 0:33
09.Totem 3:41
10.Soundtrack 4:25
11.Roots 3 1:39
12.Baobab (Short Version) 3:16
13.Madrid (Short Version) 3:29.

Vicente Amigo - Chant, Composer, Flamenco Guitar, Handclapping, Jaleos
Mingo Araújo - Percussion
Nico Assumpção - Bass
Marcos DaSilva Gatham, Tabla
Tino Di Geraldo - Handclapping, Jaleos, Percussion
Cássia Eller - Vocals
Leo Gandelman - Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano)
Jamil Joanes - Bass
Salif Keita - Vocals
Jurim Moreira - Drums
Sidinho Moreira - Percussion
Paulo Moura - Clarinet, Sax (Alto)
Rodrigo Sack - Vocals
Suso Saiz - Composer, E-Bow, Keyboards, Producer, Programming
Ricardo Silveira - Guitar
André Sperling - Drums
Marcella Succar - Vocals
Joana Goldoni Tiso - Vocals
Wagner Tiso - Arranger, Composer, Keyboard Programming, Keyboards, Musical Direction, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Renato Basseres Zarvos - Vocals.

Yamandu Costa & Paulo Moura - Negro del Blanco (2004)

01.Negro del Blanco
02.Um Chorinho Em Aldeia, No Glória
03.Duerme Negrito
05.Valsa Venezuelana
07.Sons de Carrilhões
09.Pot-Pourri: Samba Triste/Lapinha/Samba da Bênção/Pra Que Chorar
10.De Camino a la Vereda
11.Gracias a la Vida
12.Taquito Militar.

Moura and Yamandu here pay homage to musical masters Astor PIazzolla, Violeta Parra, and Atahualpa Yupanqui. Features 12 tracks including "Taquito Miltar," "La Paloma," "Pot-pourri," and "Decarissimo."
Dedicated to Latin music greats from Astor Piazzolla to Violeta Parra as well as Atahualpa Yupanqui.

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Tito Puente And His Orchestra – Mucho Puente (1958)

01.Mambo Beat
02.The Late, Late Scene
03.Night Ritual
04.Malibu Beat
05.Night Hawk
06.Lullaby Of The Leaves
07.Son De La Loma
08.Duerme (Time Was)
09.Tea For Two
10.Poor Butterfly
11.Tito's Guajira.

Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble - Mambo Diablo (1985)

01.Mambo Diablo 4:14
02.Take Five 6:05
03.Lush Life 5:43
04.Pick Yourself Up 5:30
05.Lullaby of Birdland 4:20
06.No Pienses Asi 3:56
07.China 4:57
08.Eastern Joy Dance 5:54.

Sonny Bravo - Piano
Jimmy Frisaura - Flugelhorn, Trombone (Valve), Trumpet
Ray Gonzalez - Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Jose Madera - Conga, Percussion
Tito Puente - Marimba, Percussion,Timbales, Timbalitos, Vibraphone
Mario Rivera - Fiddle, Flute, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Johnny Dandy Rodrigues - Bongos, Percussion
Bobby Rodriguez - Bass
John "Dandy" Rodriguez - Bongos, Percussion
Johnny Rodriguez - Bongos, Percussion
George Shearing - Piano.

William Cepeda - Live at Montreux Jazz Festival (2007)

01.Dolores and Next Plena 10:47
02.Pa' Mi Cuembe 10:10
03.Cumba Blues 21:26
04.Cosa Nuestra & La Vida 11:19
05.Rulé Sondå & Yubå La Marile 3:57
06.Bomba Swing 5:42
07.Campo Jazz & Comparsa Loíza 11:34.

Willis Jackson With Pat Martino - Willis...With Pat (1978)

02.Single Action
03.Blue Velvet
04.Miss Ann
05.Gator Whale
06.My One and Only Love
07.The Breeze and I
08.The Goose Is Loose.

Willis Jackson (tenor saxophone)
Pat Martino (guitar)
Mickey Tucker (acoustic & electric piano, organ)
Charlie Earland, Carl Wilson (organ)
Bob Cranshaw, Jimmy Lewis (bass)
Freddie Waits, Idris Muhammad, Yusef Ali (drums)
Ralph Dorsey, Sonny Morgan (percussion)
Richard Landrum, Buddy Caldwell (congas).
Recorded between May 16, 1974 and April 26, 1978.

Elvin Jones - The Main Force (1976)

01.Salty Iron 5:19
02.Sweet Mama 6:25
03.Mini Modes 10:35
04.Philomene 4:37
05.Song of Rejoicing After Returning from a Hunt 15:42.

Drums - Elvin Jones
Bass - Dave Williams
Guitar - Ryo Kawasaki
Keyboards - Albert Dailey
Percussion - Angel Allende (3-5), Dave Johnson (1-2)
Reeds - Dave Liebman (1-2) , Frank Foster (3-5) , Pat LaBarbera , Steve Grossman (2-5).

Chick Corea & Gary Burton - Native Sense (1997)

01.Native Sense 6:33
02.Love Castle 7:29
03.Duende 8:06
04.No Mystery 9:10
05.Armando's Rhumba 3:48
06.Bagatelle #6 1:15
07.Post Script 5:45
08.Bagatelle #2 2:49
09.Tango '92 5:01
10.Rhumbata 9:36
11.Four In One 5:10.

Chick Corea - piano
Gary Burton - vibes.

Buddy Rich – Tuff Dude (1974)

01.Donna Lee
03.2nd Avenue Blue
04.Jumpin' at the Woodside
05.Sierra Lonely
06.Nica's Dream
07.Billie's Bounce.

Buddy Rich - Drums
Sonny Fortune - Alto & Soprano Saxophones & Flute
Sal Nistico - Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Barron - Piano
Jack Wilkins - Guitar
Antony Jackson - Bass
Jimmy Maeulen - Percussion
Mike Abene - Piano on Track 04.

Buddy Rich & Max Roach - Rich Versus Roach (1959)

01.Sing, Sing, Sing [Louis Prima] (Previously Unissued Alternate Take) (4:22)
02.Sing, Sing, Sing [Louis Prima] (4:08)
03.The Casbah [Gigi Gryce] (4:28)
04.The Casbah [Gigi Gryce] (Previously Unissued Alternate Take) (5:01)
05.Sleep [Earl Lebieg] (3:18)
06.Figure Eights [B. Rich & M. Roach] (4:30)
07.Yesterdays [Otto Harbach & Jerome Kern] (5:41)
08.Big Foot [Charlie Parker] (5:00)
09.Big Foot [Charlie Parker] (Previously Unissued Alternate Take)(5:14)
10.Limehouse Blues [Furber & Braham] (3:56)
11.Limehouse Blues [Furber & Braham] (Previously Unissued Alternate Take) (3:47)
12.Toot, Toot, Tootsie Goodbye [Gus Kahn, Ernie Erdman, Dan Russo & Ted Riorito] (3:57).

Left Channel:
Buddy Rich - Drums
Willie Dennis - Trombone
Phil Woods - Sax (Alto)
John Bunch - Piano
Phil Leshin - Bass

Right Channel:
Max Roach - Drums
Bobby Boswell - Bass
Julian Priester - Trombone
Tommy Turrentine - trympet
Stanley Turrentine - Sax (tenor).

Monday 25 July 2011

Alex Acuna & The Unknowns - No Accent (2005)

01.All For Nothing
03.Mambo Tango
04.O Come O Come Emmanuel
06.Silent Singing
07.Living Pictures
08.Rumbeando pa'l Norte
09.In Your Eyes
10.Alas de Aguila.

Alex Acuña (drums, percussion)
Ramón Stagnaro (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Pedro Eustache (flute, duduk, saxophone)
Otmaro Ruíz (piano, keyboards)
John Pena (bass guitar)
Richie Gajate Garcia (percussion).
Additional personnel:
Walt Fowler (trumpet)
Ricardo Arbe (keyboards)
Marvin McQuitty (drums).

Sunday 17 July 2011

Hilton Ruiz - Manhattan Mambo Soundtrack (1992)

01.Mambo Numero Cinco 5:02
02.Sure Thing 6:34
03.Michael's Mambo 4:28
04.Home Cookin'5:17
05.Overtime Mambo 7:34
06.Giovanni Speaks 6:17
07.Impressions 10:13
08.Showtime 6:37.

Hilton Ruiz (piano)
David Sanchez (tenor saxophone)
Charlie Sepulveda (trumpet)
Angel Papo Vasquez, Papo Vazquez (trombone)
Steve Berrios (drums, cowbells, timbales, percussion)
Ignacio Berroa (drums, timbales)
Giovanni Hidalgo (congas, cowbells, bells, gong)
Joe Gonzalez (bongos)
Andy González (bass,cowbells).
Recording information: BMG, Studio C, New York, NY (04/28/1992)

Hilton Ruiz - Island Eyes (1997)

01.Intrepid Fox 5:51
02.Island Eyes 4:35
03.Girls in Love 4:45
04.House Of Dreams 5:07
05.Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You 6:01
06.Stand By Me 4:51
07.Unit seven 5:07
08.Body And Soul 4:17
09.Soul Eyes 5:11
10.Solar Orbit 2:47
11.Naturally 5:54.

Hilton Ruiz (piano, keyboards)
Bernd Shoenhart (guitar)
Dave Valentin (flute)
John Stubblefield (tenor saxophone)
Jon Faddis (trumpet)
Tito Puente (vibraphone, timbales)
John Benítez (electric bass)
Ignacio Berroa (drums)
Milton Cardona, Richie Flores (congas, percussion).
Recorded at Sound On Sound Studios, New York, New York.

Hilton Ruiz - Hands On Percussion (1995)

01.Ornithology 4:53
02.Blues for "Cos" 5:49
03.Mambo for Vibes 4:34
04.'round Midnight 5:41
05.Cotton Tail 3:56
06.Jack's Tune 5:34
07.Like Sonny 5:20
08.Manenguitos Way 5:24
09.Salute To Eddie 6:06.

Hilton Ruiz (piano)
David Sanchez, Jose D'Leon (tenor saxophone)
Charlie Sepulveda (trumpet)
"Papo" Vasquez (trombone)
Dave Valentin, Peter Brainin (flute)
Tito Puente (vibraphone, timbales)
Andy Gonzalez (bass)
Ignacio Berroa (drums)
Steve Berrios (timbales)
Giovanni Hidalgo (percussion).
Recording information: Studio "440" (1994-1995); Studio 440 (1994-1995).

Daly Wilson Big Band - To Good For A One Night Stand (1978)

Star Wars
Charlies Angels
Lady Madonna
Song For Sarah
Car Wash
Gonna Fly Now (Rocky)
Doctor Sunshine
Tribute To A Czar
The Greatest Love Of All-I Always Knew I Had It In Me.

Bass – John Coca
Clarinet – David Glyde, Doug Foskett, Errol Buddle, Graeme Jesse, John Mitchell (9)
Congas, Bongos, Performer [Chocola] – Barry Sutton (2)
Drums, Timbales, Tambourine, Drums [Electric Syndrums], Bells [Bell Tree], Bells [Go-go], Performer [Match Tree] – Warren Daly
Engineer – Graham Owens
Flute – David Glyde, Doug Foskett, Errol Buddle, Graeme Jesse, John Mitchell (9)
Flute [Alto] – Doug Foskett
Guitar – Mick Reid
Harp [Blues] – Greg Foster
Lyricon – Doug Foskett
Organ [Hammond] – Col Nolan
Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Strings], Clavinet – Charles Hull
Saxophone [Alto] – Doug Foskett, Graeme Jesse
Saxophone [Baritone] – John Mitchell (9)
Saxophone [Soprano] – David Glyde, Doug Foskett, Graeme Jesse
Saxophone [Tenor] – David Glyde, Errol Buddle
Trombone [Bass] – Steve Powell (2)
Trombone [Tenor] – Ed Wilson (5), Steve Powell (2)
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Don Raverty, Miles Harris, Norm Harris.
Recorded at Trafalgar Studios, Sydney.

Cuarto Espacio - Reencuentro (1997)

06.Polka and Son
07.Reencuentro (Reprise)
08.Hay Gritos

Omar Hernandez - Bass,Vocals
Ernán Lopez-Nussa - Piano
Jimmy Branley - Drums.Perc
Fernando "Teo" Calveiro - Guitar.

Saturday 16 July 2011

Champion Jack Dupree – Blues From The Gutter (1958)

01.Walking The Blues 3:01
02.T.B. Blues 3:38
03.Can't Kick The Habit 3:39
04.Evil Woman 4:17
05.Nasty Boogie 3:06
06.Junker's Blues 3:09
07.Bad Blood 3:56
08.Goin' Down Slow 4:01
09.Frankie & Johnny 3:03
10.Stack-O-Lee 3:57.

Alto Saxophone – Pete Brown
Bass – Wendell Marshall
Drums – Willie Jones
Guitar – Ennis Lowery
Piano,Vocal – Champion Jack Dupree.

Friday 15 July 2011

Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous, Roy Haynes - Trio Music (1982)

- Trion Improvisations -
01.Trio Improvisation 1
02.Trio Improvisation 2
03.Trio Improvisation 3
04.Duet Improvisation 1
05.Duet Improvisation 2
06.Trio Improvisation 4
07.Trio Improvisation 5
08.Slippery when wet.

- The Music of Thelonious Monk -
10.'Round Midnight
12.Think of One
13.Little Rootie Tootie

Chick Corea (piano)
Miroslav Vitous (bass)
Roy Haynes (drums).
Recorded November, 1981 at Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles.

Cesar - Cesar 830 (1975)

01.Descarga 6:20
02.See Saw Affair 3:22
03.The Devil & Montezuma 6:00
04.Navidad Latino 3:30
05.Azucar 5:30
06.Gotta Get Away 3:36
07.Bridges 5:00
08.The Lady In My Life 5:29.

Arranged By, Conductor – Teo Macero
Bass – Harold Martin, Thomas Rutley
Bongos, Bells – Willis Colon
Congas – Francisco Aquabella
Drums – Tony Smith
Engineer – Stephen Jarvis
Flute – Hadley Caliman
Guitar – Jim Vincent, Joe Jammer, Stephen Busfield
Piano – Cesar Ascarrunz, Mark Levine, Merl Saunders
Producer – Bob Thiele
Saxophone [Alto] – Martin Fierro
Saxophone [Soprano] – Steve Marcus
Saxophone [Tenor] – Hadley Caliman, Martin Fierro
Timbales – Benny Velarde
Trombone – Jules Rowell
Trumpet – Joseph Ellis, Jr.
Vocals – Benny Velarde, Francisco Aquabella,Linda Tillery,Tony Smith,Willis Colon.

Bernard Pretty Purdie & the Playboys - Stand by me (1971)

Stand By Me 4:55
Modern Jive 3:18
Spanish Harlem 3:29
Artificialness 3:05
Never Can Say Goodbye 3:00
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get 5:13
It's Too Late 4:30
Funky Mozart 3:00
You've Got A Friend 3:51.

Bongos, Congas – Norman Pride
Drums – Pretty Purdie
Electric Bass – Chuck Rainey
Guitar – Billy Nichols, Cornell Dupree
Harpsichord, Tambourine – Neal Rosengarden*
Horns [Reeds] – Billy Mitchell, Don Ashworth, Lou Delgatto, Seldon Powell, Warren Daniels
Piano, Electric Piano, Arranged By, Conductor – Harold Wheeler
Trumpet – Snooky Young*, Gerry Thomas
Vocals – Carl Hall, Hilda Harris, Norma Jenkins, Tasha Thomas
Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, NYC, August 12 & 13, 1971.

Bobby Hutcherson - Patterns (1968)

01.Effi (7:11)
02.Irina (7:20)
03.Nocturnal (4:13)
04.Patterns (5:57)
05.A Time To Go (5:48)
06.Ankara (6:26)
07.Patterns (Alt. take) (5:57).

Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone)
James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute)
Stanley Cowell (piano)
Reggie Workman (bass)
Joe Chambers (drums).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on March 14, 1968.

Bill Cosby & The Hilton Ruiz Ensemble - Keep Standing

01.Green Apple Quickstep (Corre Corre) Take1
05.Portrait of Alicia
06.Bright Mpments
07.What's New
08.Green Apple Quickstep (Corre Corre) Reprise.

Bill Cosby - Arranger, Conductor, Composer
Hilton Ruiz - Piano, Composer
Walter Blanding - Tenor & Soprano Sax
Ed Cherry - Electric Guitar
Jemaaladeen Tacuma - Electric Bass
Luis Quintero - Drums
Renato Thoms - Congas & Percussion.

Wednesday 6 July 2011

Ximo Tebar - Eclipse (2006)

01.Inner Urge
04.My Evidence (about monk and trane)
09.One step ahead
10.Pure de patata

Ximo Tebar (guitar, synthesizer);
Ximo Tebar; Rob Bargad (piano, electric piano, organ);
Dario Boente (synthesizer);
Anthony Jackson (bass guitar);
Dave Samuels (vibraphone, marimba);
Donald Edwards (drums).
Millenia Studios, Valencia, Spain (11/15/2005-12/21/2005); Victoria Studios, NY (11/15/2005-12/21/2005).

Tuesday 5 July 2011

Johnny"Guitar"Watson – Bow Wow (1994)

01.Johnny G. Is Back
02.Bow Wow
03.Never to Late
04.My Funk
05.It Takes 2
06.Time Change
07.Doing Wrong Woman
08.What’s up With You
09.Hook Me Up
10.I Don’t Think So.

Johnny "Guitar" Watson (vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming)
Charles Green (saxophone)
Joe Campbell (trumpet)
Steve Baxter (trombone)
Oji Pierce (programming)
Maxayne Lewis, Rudy Copeland (background vocals).
House Of Music, Hollywood, CA; Paramount Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.