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Essence All-Stars: Afro Cubano Chant
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Latin Music
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"Latin-Afro-Cuban Jazz in it's natural habitant ~ 100% "
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 05/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Silva Screen Records and Hip Bop Essence presents this remarkable and perfect music collection for those quiet times in your day, when you just want to sit back and give a listen to - "Afro Cubano Chant", featuring the Essence All-Stars with a seven track collection of soft Latin american and Afro-Cuban music interwoven with some of the best musicians around...Gato Barbieri (tenor sax), Steve Berrios (percussion), Andy Gonzalez (acoustic bass), Bob James (acoustic piano), Mike Mainieri (vibes), Lenny White (drums timbales)...sensual, tropical musical style grew out of the merging of North American jazz harmonies with Afro-Cuban rhythms. Some selections are romantic with breezy sounds of the bossa nova, but relaxing and soothing at the same time, each track hits the spot...recorded in September 1995 at Ambient Recording Company in Stamford, Connecticut by Alec Head...making this a major contribution of Latin American and Afro-Cuban music to our American Jazz...gotta love it!
Refreshing with seven compositions all in a latin mood that is distinctive and simply enjoyable..."CUBANO CHANT" (Ray Bryant), "TANYA" (Lonnie Newitt), "SUAVE (Santl Wilson Debriano), "MUI TARDE AMOR (Bob James), "LOS DOS LORETTAS" (Mike Mainier), "NICA'S DREAM" (Horace Silver), "CASABLANCA" (Lenny White), spotlighting awe-inspiring performances by vibraphone virtuos, this collection features the percussive-yet-melodic sound of the vibes in Latin-Afro-Cuban Jazz...a wonderful series featuring The Essence All-Stars that is appealing to lovers of jazz and latin music alike, don't pass this one up...you'll never know what you've missed!
Stand up and take a bow Reynold da Silva and Yusuf Gandhi (executive producers), Lenny White (producer), Milan Simich (creative supervisor) and of course Silva Screen Records and Hip Bop Essence for another in the ongoing Essence All-Stars series...Jazz performed and recorded just the way we like 'em!
Total Time: 44:00 on 7 Tracks ~ Hip Bop Essence 8009 ~ (2/20/1996)"