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  Наименование CD :
   Heart Of A Legend



Год издания : 1999

Компания звукозаписи : Milestone, (wb)

Музыкальный стиль : Bop, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz

Время звучания : 1:00:53

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz      

The campaign to punch Chico O'Farrill into the general consciousness continues with what amounts to an anthology of his work, all freshly and brilliantly played by the Chico O'Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Big Band directed by his pianist son Arturo. The material on hand goes back to a 1956 cha-cha written on a plane ride to Havana, but the unifying thread is a suite from the film Guaguasi scattered in pieces throughout the album. It is an often astonishingly diverse portrait of O'Farrill, reflecting not only his percolating Afro-Cuban rhythmic base but also some of his other musical directions. There is a Basie-style big-band blues, "Sing Your Blues Away," with Freddie Cole doing a credible job as velvety blues shouter; a lightweight, fluffy thing called "Te Quiero" with flute/female choruses and a lascivious Gato Barbieri on tenor; and a recent Latin jazz suite of relatively modest proportions, "Trumpet Fantasy (For Wynton)." The best stuff comes early on: the marvelous "Theme From Guaguasi," a heartfelt Afro-Cuban workout in 6/8 time called "Momentum," which is really a renamed piece inspired by the 1962 Cuban missile crisis ("Cuban Conflagration") that was rescued from oblivion for this album. Several other famous Latin jazz names turn up in fine form: Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Candido, Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, Carlos "Patato" Valdes, and, in a closing duet, Arturo O'Farrill and Arturo Sandoval. There are a lot of board fades on these tracks, a highly unusual practice in the '90s on a jazz album. Though not as essential as Pure Emotion, this CD confirms the continued vitality of this 77-year-old master.

- Richard S. Ginell (All Music Guide)


  Соисполнители :

Andy Gonzalez (Bass)
Arturo O'Farrill (Piano)
Arturo Sandoval (Trumpet)
Bobby Porcelli (Alt Saxophone)
Carlos 'Patato' Valdes (Conga)
David O'Quendo (Guitar)
Eddie Bobe (Percussion, Bongos, Conga)
Freddy Cole (Vocals)
Gary Valentine (Trombone)
Gato Barbieri (Tenor Saxophone)
Ilmar Gavilan (Violin)
Israel Cachao Lopez (Bass)
Jack Jeffers (Trombone)
Jim Seeley (Trumpet)
Jimmy Cozier (Alt Saxophone)
Joe Santiago (Bass)
Juan Pablo Torres (Trombone)
Kenny Rampton (Trumpet)
Mario Rivera (Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone)
Mario Rivers (Soprano Saxophone)
Marshall McDonald (Alt Saxophone)
Matt Hilgenberg (Trumpet)
Mauricio Smith (Clarinet, Flute)
Mike Migliore (Tenor Saxophone)
Pablo Calogero (Baritone Saxophone)
Papo Vazquez (Trombone)
Paquito D'Rivera (Clarinet, Alt Saxophone)
Peter Brainin (Tenor Saxophone)
Peter Olstad (Trumpet)
Piro Rodriguez (Trumpet)
Roger Ingram (Trumpet)
Sam Burtis (Trombone)
Vivian Ara (Vocals)


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   1 Guaguasi         0:04:11 OFarrill / Gato Barbieri / Cachao
   2 Momentumi         0:04:09 -"-
   3 La Verde Campi?a         0:03:51 -"-
   4 Sing Your Blues Away         0:05:45 For Neca - OFarrill / Gato Barbieri / Cachao
   5 Guaguasi Abstracto         0:05:29 OFarrill / Gato Barbieri / Cachao
   6 Trumpet Fantasy         0:08:28 -"-
   7 Chico's Cha Cha Cha         0:03:28 -"-
   8 Te Quiero Dijiste         0:05:24 -"-
   9 Manteca         0:02:38 -"-
   10 Locos De La Habana         0:05:20 -"-
   11 Sin Tu Amor         0:01:58 -"-
   12 Pure Emotion         0:03:02 -"-
   13 Fin De Siglo         0:02:42 -"-
   14 The Journey         0:04:27 -"-

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