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Portraits in Jazz & Clave
Ray Barretto
Portraits in Jazz & Clave
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
 
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The clave is the polyrhythmic foundation of Afro-Cuban music, and on Portraits in Jazz and Clave, veteran conga drummer Ray Barretto applies a Latin jazz touch to classics by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter,...  more »

     
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All Artists: Ray Barretto
Title: Portraits in Jazz & Clave
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 1/11/2000
Release Date: 1/11/2000
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Latin Jazz, Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Latin Pop, Tropical, Salsa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 743216845224, 0743216845224, 743216845224

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The clave is the polyrhythmic foundation of Afro-Cuban music, and on Portraits in Jazz and Clave, veteran conga drummer Ray Barretto applies a Latin jazz touch to classics by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, and John Coltrane. Barretto's New World Spirit band--which he formed in 1992--is joined here by guest soloists Joe Lovano on tenor saxophone, Steve Turre, Kenny Burrell, and Eddie Gomez. Among the more unusual arrangements are Ellington's "The Mooche," which opens with Turre on conch shell, and Coltrane's "Like Sonny," which features the bustling tenor tandem of Lovano and New World Spirit band member Adam Kolker. Not surprisingly, an excerpt from the classical suite "El Amor Brujo" sounds a bit stiff by comparison. Barretto's expert congas are down in the mix, more like jazz than salsa, but he still manages to cook on "Octupada," from Duke's Latin American Suite. -- Rick Mitchell

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"Jazz & Salsa lovers of music"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 03/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"RCA Victor presents Ray Barretto & New World Spirit Band, to prove once and for all "Jazz will survive", with this new and innovative album featuring tunes of Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter and John Coltrane. The latin flavor on this CD is simply wonderful, every track is a winner. Highly recommend this one of a kind for all Jazz and even Salsa lovers. As the late Duke Ellington would say - "Music is our Mistress", so sit back and enjoy...Portraits in Jazz and Clave!.Total Time: 57:49 on 9 Tracks/ RCA Victor - 74321 68452 2 (1999)"
Portraits in jazz & clave by Ray Barretto
Ruben Rivera | Clarksville TN. | 03/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This cd is a delight, RAY Barretto has been a significan presence on the latin jazz scene for more than 40 year's. The albun opens whith Ellington's Mooche whith good solos,Steve Turre and Eddie Gomes and in" GO" Ray Barretto get down with a beautiful solo he is one of the best conga players.This album is one of the best jazz album tha I ever have is, a 5 stars.It is a aggressive,energizing,and intelligent,jazz album,bravo RAY Barretto y como desia el gran trompetista Roberto Rodrigues" Que Viva La Musica""