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Monte Video
Ruben Rada
Monte Video
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
 
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On first listen, this may seem like just another light, jazz-roots-fusionexercise. But as you dig deeper, you find that Uruguayan percussionist Rada has a lot to say, and says it with a skill and passion that's hard to den...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ruben Rada
Title: Monte Video
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Big World Music
Release Date: 8/18/1997
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Latin Jazz, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 736589201728

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On first listen, this may seem like just another light, jazz-roots-fusionexercise. But as you dig deeper, you find that Uruguayan percussionist Rada has a lot to say, and says it with a skill and passion that's hard to deny. He digs around in the world beat attic and pulls out some interesting artifacts; candomble, hard jazz and Latin tinges seem to be his main interests. Some of the music here is as sweet as sugar, but like many good Brazilian albums, there's more than immediately reaches the surface, with some unexpected twists and subtle underlying complexities allowing the music to grow, ever so slowly, on your unsuspecting subconscious. --Louis Gibson

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CD Reviews

STRANGE
02/09/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It's strange that Amazon has only one record from more than one dozen CDs issued by him, only that one produced by a US American. And it's strange that the level of commentaries is so poor. Even Amazon's positive critic is wrong when defines Rada, an extraordinary singer and composer, as a "percussionist", just in a CD where he is brilliant both as vocal performer and songwriter."
Decepcionante otra vez
08/21/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Ruben Rada supo ser un personaje respetado en el ambiente musical latino americano a partir de sus trabajos de principios de la década del 70, fusionando jazz, candombe y buen rock, gracias a lo cual llegó a tocar en los 90 con personajes como Jon Anderson entre otros. Pero lamentablemente desde su período "argentino" (fines de los 70, principios de los 80) su música se ha convertido en una caricatura de lo que fue algún día, y su persona solo una parodia que ha encontrado un único respaldo en su gracia natural, pero ya nunca mas en su musica, como lo prueba este disco y su sucesor "Black", donde inevitablemente se llega a la conclusión que la inspiración se ha perdido hace mucho tiempo y su unión con los mediocres Ketama es una prueba de ello . Ambos discos están condenados como todos sus últimos trabajos a las bateas de liquidación. A ponerse las pilas y a otra cosa!!!."