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Jam Miami: Celebration of Latin Jazz
Various Artists
Jam Miami: Celebration of Latin Jazz
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, Latin Music
 
As if to remind anyone who's forgotten his roots, Chick Corea re-connects here with his past, when he was pianist for Willie Bobo and Cal Tjader in the 1960s, and a catalyst for Brazilian fusion in the 1970s. Playing a Fen...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Jam Miami: Celebration of Latin Jazz
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Concord Records
Original Release Date: 9/26/2000
Release Date: 9/26/2000
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Latin Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Smooth Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bebop, Tropical, Salsa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 013431489924, 001343148992

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As if to remind anyone who's forgotten his roots, Chick Corea re-connects here with his past, when he was pianist for Willie Bobo and Cal Tjader in the 1960s, and a catalyst for Brazilian fusion in the 1970s. Playing a Fender Rhodes piano throughout this 10-song live session, Corea reminds one more of Latin jazz master Clare Fischer than the adventurous soloist who always keeps his music on the edge. With Arturo Sandoval on Mongo Santamaria's "Beseme Mama," Corea recalls his days with Return to Forever. The disc opens with all the pots boiling on "Soul Sauce" and "A Night in Tunisia," two standards by Dizzy Gillespie, the godfather of Latin jazz. Corea, Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, and former Spyro Gyra vibes player David Samuels are all featured with fiery solos, with Sandoval trading high-flying riffs with fellow trumpeter Claudio Roditi on the latter tune. A tribute to Tito Puente, who was originally a part of this jam before falling ill, Jam Miami features two former members of his group, flutist Dave Valentin and trumpeter Ray Vega, as well as Escovedo, who, with Puente's death, may be the leading timbalero in Latin jazz. The theme from "I Love Lucy" and Corea's own "Wigwam," featuring members of his band Origin, are among the sparkling highlights of these long, solo-rich numbers. And smoke from the smoldering percussion riffs probably will linger in the South Florida night for ages. --Mark A. Ruffin

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CD Reviews

Brilliant!
Leslie B. Doyle | Carlstadt, NJ USA | 01/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this CD over three months ago and I have yet to get tired of listening to it. The gathering of such talent performing live on one CD is a real treat. Arturo Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, Pete Escovedo, Chick Corea (which is rare to see him on latin Jazz album), Dave Valentin, Nestor Torres, Hilton Ruiz, and Jeff Ballard on drums (who is simply awesome). This CD packed with these notable musicians is really special. If you're into serious latin Jazz, then this is a must have."
Jam Miami Absolutely Amazing
10/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This cd is a must buy for all Latin Jazz fans. Arturo Sandoval's solo in "A Night In Tunisia" is awesome. All of the songs on this cd a very good. It is hard to find a cd with every song very good."
Best Latin Live ever!!
Rob Slater | Cary, IL USA | 01/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If your looking for a latin jazz cd in live format, this is it. Not only is the ensemble awesome, but the soloists are also great. Arturos solo at the end of 'Night in Tunisia' where he goes from a low double C, then to a triple F is amazing. Definitely worth it!!"