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61. World's Favorite Piano Love Songs, Vol. 3
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62. Arturo Sandoval And The Latin Train
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5-0 out of 5 stars EL MEJOR JAZZ LATINO.
De todas las producciones de Sandoval esta es mi preferida.Todas las canciones han sido perfectamente interpretadas e inclusive prefiero las versiones que Sandoval interpreta en este disco que las propias canciones originales.La cancion MarteBelona es mi preferida entre todas las canciones,tiene mucho sentimiento cubano.Pienso que de aqui a unos anos este disco se convertira en un clasico,asi como lo es hoy KIND OF BLUE. Arturo tu eres el "Miles Davis" del jazz latino. Muchas gracias por esta excelente musica.Felicidades.

4-0 out of 5 stars Star studded, but a bit overproduced for my taste
I have seen Arturo a few times and always enjoy him immensely, but I would have to say this CD is a bit too smooth in production and mixing. The songs are quite good though and I like the singing. Maybe he'll listen to Buena Vista Social club and take a hint that it doesn't have to be mixed and smoothed out so much as it takes away from the spontaneity and interaction between the players. He is a tremendous piano player as well, like REAL good... go figure.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great
I play guitar and latin percussion, but I enjoy other instruments, this guy is in my humble opinion the best trumpet player out there. I have a few favorites: Maynard Ferguson, Luis Gasca, Miles, Bill Chase, Luis "Perico" Ortiz, Victor Paz my old schoolmate Tommy Villarini, and Jesus Alemañy. But Arturo is tops. I just wish he would do more Latin stuff which is what I like best. Jesus Alemañy is probably my favorite in terms of style but all around Arturo is the man. This a great cd with a great lineup.

5-0 out of 5 stars There's nobody that plays latin jazz like this!
If you want to hear an incredibly talented, high note squealing artist, buy this album. I love this CD, it will change your whole lattitude ... Read more


63. Piano Romantico, Vol. 1
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5-0 out of 5 stars MAGNIFICO PIANO
Enrique Chia is the greatest.His style is unique.He has a way a making the piano transmit sweet melodies. ... Read more


64. Live in Montreux
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5-0 out of 5 stars Magic in one day: 1 man, 1voz, 1 violao...voila!
This is one of my top 10 recordings of all time. It is History. Seeing that it is live, it is incredible...and absolutely All of the music recorded that wonderful day should be made available. How many artists can bring a packed audience to such heights with such gentleness and such grace? Very few. The way in which Joao so playfully gets the audience to join him in "Felicidade", and the utter soul-baring in "Estate" are two examples of what a true classic this is. Joao even makes "Garota de Ipanema" sound fresh and like the true classic it always will be. The booklet includes lyrics both Portugese (and Italian in the case of "Estate") with English translation. I could write a book, but just get this and hear Live Magic for yourself.

5-0 out of 5 stars O Mito
Like Thelonious Monk, like Erroll Garner, Joao Gilberto has done little to change his style over the course of his musical life. I saw him play a month ago in San Francisco, and at age 73, all that has really changed is his voice, now colored by age, but not even a great deal. He still plays with tremendous focus and ability. And, like Basie's American swing or Django's European swing, he has his own swing which is purely Brazilian and purely Gilberto. And he still prefers to be his own band, dropping even the spare drums he had in the 60s and 70s. The Montreux show is outstanding. The crowd is very receptive, and usually interrupt the first few seconds of a famous song with applause. It's a strange tradition. In typical Gilberto fashion, he mixes the oldies with some newer songs, most notably Caetano Veloso's "Menino do Rio." The other highlights (though there really aren't any lowlights) are "Morena Boca de Ouro," "Pra Que Discutir com Madame," "Sem Compromisso" and "Preconceito."

5-0 out of 5 stars FASCINATING!
The best... I'm not even a Bossa Nova fan but this CD kept me into it from the first track to the last! It is extremely relaxing and at the same time gives you an incredible eager to move.
You will be captivated by this amazing CD, especially "Sandalia de Prata", "Pra que discutir com Madame", "Adeus America" and the immortal "Garota de Ipanema".
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best.
Nothing can beat this. He is a full orchestra. Among Davis, Evans, Bach, Hendrix, Jobim, everytime I come back to this album, Joao in Montreaux, this is the best. Everything that is beautiful about music is here, and I wonder how miserable it would be if I had to live without Joao.

Dear WEA/ELEKTRA people, I desperately hope to hear this all. I do insist that the original DOUBLE CD TO BE REISSUED. It is a sin to hide even a single song that Joao sang in the warehouse.

5-0 out of 5 stars unique, pity the original double cd is not available
Out of a record collection of about 700 CDs and 500 vynils, this is maybe one of my best. Joao and his guitar. Nothing else. His voice and his weird tempi are magic. Listen out for 'Madame', 'O samba mandou-me chamar' or the best 'Felicidade' ever (apologies for my poor portuguese). A must. The original double CD should be re-issued. ... Read more


65. Latin Soul
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In the past two decades, conguero Poncho Sanchez has emerged as the West Coast's foremost Latin-jazz bandleader. Latin Soul--his 19th release for the Concord Picante label--is a cooking set recorded live at the Conga Room in Los Angeles and Yoshi's in Oakland. This is no loose blowing session, but a showcase for Sanchez's road-tight nonet featuring the Banda brothers Ramon and Tony on bass and timbales, plus a powerful four-piece horn section. Sanchez's conga solos are seldom flashy, just rock solid. He pays homage to the inspiration of Mongo Santamaria on "Watermelon Man" and "Besame Mama" and recalls the golden age of mambo with Tito Rodriguez's "Mama Guela." He sings an invitation to dance on "Ven Pa Bailar" and turns the horns loose on Eddie Cano's boppish "Ican."The soul side of the equation is represented by a funky medley of Eddie Harris's "Listen Here" and "Cold Duck Time." --Rick Mitchell ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars (A)live Latin-jazz
"Afro-Cuban Fantasy" was my first Poncho Sanchez CD, and while it was nice listening of course, it wasn't as good as expected due to its over-production and lack of a latin sound. Not so with this CD, however!

This has a very authentic, full, and alive sound to it; the presence of which is not fealt so much in "Afro-Cuban Fantasy" and other such CDs. The solos on this album are all very alive (though it seems that all of Scott Martin's solos sound sorta the same), and the piano and congas provide an excellent, latin-ish background. By the way, my own favourite track on this was probly "Ican" (also highly recommended is "Besame Mama.")

If you enjoyed this disc, I strongly recommend Mingus Amungus' "Live in Cuba," though it's kinda obscure and not currently on amazon.

5-0 out of 5 stars Power, Passion, and Soul
Absolutely Stunning! Poncho harnesses not only his artistic ability but displays the genius of latin soul.

Just listen to the holy trinity of this cd, 6-Lisa, 7-Besame Mama and 8-Guaripumpe, i.e. Power, Passion and Soul, the mark of a true latin jazz artist.

5-0 out of 5 stars Refreshing
Congero at it's best!. This CD gets you into the "Salsa" mood even if you are listening to it at your office--"careful not to get caught by your manager dancing on your desk"-- Full of rich conga sounds and latino brass wraped in fine jazz this is a delighful esperience from the mellow "Besame Mama", to the powerful "El congero"....still there?....get it!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great music - Great Dancing
Around the time this CD was released, salsa dancing seemed to become the "hot" thing for gringos like me. Fresh out of a few classes with some rudimentary steps under my belt, my date and I stumbled into this little known (to me) club called the Conga Room in Los Angeles where Poncho Sanchez was playing.

At first all I could do was try to concentrate on my steps as I quickly became aware of just how much I needed to learn (the dancers packed into this intimate club are incredible). After I loosened up a bit I started realizing just how good the music was. Before long we both became lost in the music and we danced for hours. Something about the repetitiveness, the rhythms, just waves of pleasure that flow endlessly. What a wonderful time!

Being completely new to this type of music, it wasn't until long after that I realized this guy is practically a legend. Sometimes when you least expect it, life deals you pleasant surprises, you know? No CD could completely recreate the experience of "being there" but I would say this comes the closest. Listening to it makes we want to take the intermediate classes now. :-)

3-0 out of 5 stars Not that bad...
While I agree with Darío Zapata's review that Poncho's neither the most varied nor the most inspired Latin Jazz percusionist, Latin Soul is likely to be his best recent album. The Groove is here and although the style is a bit repetitive it's good fun. Anyway, it'd be tough to make classics such as Cold Duck Time boring as the rain.

Give it a try. ... Read more


66. Xavier Cugat: The Gold Collection
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5-0 out of 5 stars A SUPERB COLLECTION OF CUGAT'S RECORDINGS
Some of the best renditions taken from his recordings of the 50's. Great rhumbas, mambos and sambas---all instrumental. I am waiting for your release of " THE KING PLAYS SOME ACES" due out in Jan. 2003. I have that LP recording from the 50's and it will be nice to have it on a CD. Some more great Xavier Cugat music that is as up to date as any type of music in the year 2003. Incidently, your Free Download that you offer [Mexican Hat Dance]is NOT typical Xavier Cugat music. You should change it. Thank you, ROB LEE ... Read more


67. Inspirational Piano: Beyond the Sunset
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5-0 out of 5 stars Inspirational
I have about 25 of Enrique's albums but this one brings me to tears everytime I listen to it. What a wonderful way to thank God for the talent he has given you - to be able to express it with this beautiful inspirational music. I have already purchased five more of these because my family and friends have listened to it and loved it, so now they have one to enjoy. I hope he follows this with more. His music is truly a gift. ... Read more


68. Discovery-Live at Montreux
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Piano Tour de Force!
It's hard to believe that this CD was released in 1991, as I listen to it now (2004) it seems like I just brought it yesterday. Thats how you know that you have a brillant piece of music. Almost 14 years old and you can still find something fresh about this amazing performance. In my opinion it is one of the best piano performances of all time, and mind you this is a trio date with the great charlie haden and paul motian who are icons in the field of jazz, but Mr. Rubalacaba could have been playing with Ben&Jerry and you would still walk away shaking your head at his total command of the Piano. The cuban pianist(Rubalcaba, Valdes etc...) bring a fresh and exciting rhythmic concept to the piano that really exposes it as a percussion instrument. This is a must hear for any piano enthusiast, jazz or classical.

5-0 out of 5 stars Astonishing debut
Rubalcaba is an overwhelming talent, and this, one of his earliest CD's, is a blistering assault on the jazz piano tradition--especially witness "Well, You Needn't," and "All the Things You Are." His insistence on using every color on the palette at once makes for difficult listening at times, but the extra effort is worth it, because Rubalcaba is more than just another virtuoso: his playing combines the thoughtfulness of Keith Jarrett with the unrelenting attack of Cecil Taylor (if Taylor played tonal music, that is).

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Recording
This disk explodes out of the gates and does not let up. Gonzolo shows respect for jazz while infusing it with his own Cuban touch. He has a powerful even muscular technique that works very well on these compositions. Some people may complain of too many notes but I really have to disagree. This is exciting music to listen to. He stretches out with some real flurries of notes and has fun with it. I love this disk! ... Read more


69. The Best of Dance Mania
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This is the most outstanding remaster of 1958's Dance Mania, boasting Tito Puente at the peak of his popularity and the height of New York mambomania in the late 1950s. The sound quality of the collection is incredible, capturing with vivid clarity the sentient brass, lush layers of percussion, and big-band interplay on some of the most superb interpretations of Cuban son montuno, bolero, guaguancó, cha cha, and mambo. The Best of Dance Mania saunters and struts with a sensual Cuban passion that makes one want to grab a partner and mambo in pumps and beehive across the living room floor. But these are only a few of the reasons to adore this CD. Some of the greatest Cuban musicians were in Tito's big band at this time: vocalist Santitos Colon and his classic, silken voice; Ray Barretto and Francisco Aguabella and their surefooted congas; and a youthful Doc Severinsen--not to mention the astounding timbale and vibe work from Tito himself. Overall, the quality of musicianship is stellar. While Buena Vista Social Club and its subsequent--albeit well-deserved--spinoff albums continue to charm American ears, The Best of Dance Mania quietly sits under our noses, waiting for discovery by those interested not only in the era of Cuba's Tropicana nightclub, but in the raging scene that happened in America as well. --Karen Karleski ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The LP was great the cd is better.
I grew up in The Bronx where the party didn't begin until the Tito Puente Dance Mania was heard. This CD still holds up as one of the best Salsa recording around. The live performances I was able to attend watching Tito Puente; Tito Rodriguez and Machito are priceless memoriesI will never forget and this CD brings back those memories. ... Read more


70. Mambo Mucho Mambo: The Complete Columbia Masters
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Havana-born bandleader-singer Frank Raul Grillo, a.k.a.Machito (or simplyMacho), may not have achieved the same level of mass appeal asXavier Cugat (for whom heplayed and sang in the '30s), but his fusion of African and Latin rhythms withthe improvisational bent of New York's postwar bebop scene would have a huge andlasting impact on Latin music. The 20 tracks gathered here date to the early andmid '50s, an era that saw Machito's musical peak and the exploding popularity ofLatin rhythms neatly coincide. Partnered with his classically trainedbrother-in-law Mario Bauza, Macho and his band bounded through swinging, jazzed- up takes on "Sambia," the staple "Adios," and the de facto mambo anthem "MamboInn"; harmonized with theSkylarks on a vocaltribute to the Savoy Ballroom ("Mambo à la Savoy"); engaged in some saucy sexualinnuendo with Graciela on the live high jinks of "Si Si, No No"; and even maderoom for Columbia A&R manMitch Miller's oboe onthe aptly named "Oboe Mambo." With its infectious Latin rhythms and loose-limbedbebop and swing seasonings, this music has a remarkable contemporary resonancethat eclipses transient lounge revivalism; small wonder many Latin musicianshail Machito as "the Godfather." --Jerry McCulley ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I am biased... after all Pepito Arvelo was my uncle
This album has great timeless music. Before the latin craze of Ricky Martin, Shakira and Enrique Iglesias, these guys were setting the stage for La Vida Loca... ... Read more


71. The Swinger from Rio/The Beat of Brazil
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5-0 out of 5 stars Jazz Bossa Nova x Non-Jazz Bossa Nova
Sergio Mendes is one of those rare Brazilian artists who plays very well on both shores. This CD contains 2 albums from his Brazilian output. You should know that the album here contained "The Beat of Brazil" was originally entiled "Você Ainda Não Ouviu Nada". Furthermore, you should know this is considered the best of all Mendes' output by Brazilian serious reviewers and musicians. Here @ Amazon, you'll also find Sergio Mendes samba (not jazzy) from his Brazil'66 efforts and I would not keep myself on a radical point-of-view of discarding them: it is very good samba too, though not jazzy. If I had to choose, I'd pick'em all. This CD is essential to serious Bossa Nova collectors. All stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars Some of Sergio's best jazz efforts
This compilation set features the talents of Sergio's Bossa Rio Sextet recorded in Brazil. To borrow a phrase from a Brazilian journalist I highly respect, this group "is tight and swinging" from the first opening bars to the last.

Unfortunately, this group only recorded a few albums in Brazil ("The Beat of Brazil" LP actually is a U.S. reissue of the Philips Brasil "Sergio Mendes and Bossa Rio" LP). We deserved to hear more from these great jazzmen, all of them.

Antonio Carlos Jobim himself did the arrangement for "Ele e Carioca" on the "Beat of Brazil" LP!

If you are a jazz fan and want to hear good solid arrangements and first class jazz piano playing by Sergio, be sure to pick up this compilation, it will not disappoint.

4-0 out of 5 stars Bossa meets bop with great results.
Forget Brasil '66 and all those awful Beatles covers. This disk holds Sergio's two best albums with instrumental cuts melding bossa nova with straight ahead bop. "Swinger" is a mostly pensive set with great sidemen such as Art Farmer, Hubert Laws, and Phil Woods. For "Beat" Sergio assembles a powerful sextet and lets things rip. Ela e Carioca is like nothing you've heard, and here's the all-time best arrangement of Desafinado (except possibly for Herbie Mann at Newport '65). Only downside is the pathetic edit of Corcovado, but you'll be bothered only if you've heard the orignal vinyl cut. ... Read more


72. The Complete RCA Victor Recordings: 1937-1949
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These two Diz discs bookend two-years'-worth of late-'40s Gillespie orchestra recordings with some earlier Teddy Hill Orchestra and Lionel Hampton Orchestra sides. Actually, the '40s Gillespie-helmed recordings of "Manteca" and "Anthropology" begin the first disc, but that's kind of a sequencing quirk. Also included here are later Metronome All-Stars baubles. Here's a generous and savory taste of Gillespie ascending. --Steven Stolder ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great innovative jazz an' a piece of history...
This collection may seem a lil' overwhelming if you're a firsttime listener, an' its definitely too broad for a thorough straight through listen, as many'a the takes appear a few times in different incarnations. But if you a fan'a bebop an' of the early years of jazz music, then you'll more than likely eat this up. Dizzy was one'a the innovators an' had one'a the longest an' most profilic careers of all jazz legends.

With forty-three tracks total, there ain't much sense in tryin'ta list highlights, but I will say that 'A Night in Tunisia' is one'a my favorite jazz recordings ever (though I prefer Parker's version from the Dial Years to this one) and this early interpretation of 'That Old Black Magic' is priceless. All in all, there is nothing not worth a listen on here, an' the different and unfinished takes make it seem like we gettin in on a decade's worth of recording sessions. Highly recommended for the already-initiated.

5-0 out of 5 stars Boppin!
Dizzy Gillespie's style was the nemesis of Miles Davis's. Introspection doesn't seem to have been a word often used in Diz's vocabulary, musical or otherwise. His playing did have a 'dizzying' effect always putting speed, dynamism and drama at the forefront of his performances. On this collection Gillespie's talent as a bandleader and musical arranger also come to the fore. He had of course a great theoretical knowledge of music and wasn't afraid to pass this on to other musicians by way of help and encouragement. With the big bands here he manages to register bebop lines in a larger sound and the over-all enthusiasm shows through.

Throughout this collection Gillespie never loses sight of the desire to swing despite his revolutionary tendacy to subvert traditional chord structure. 'Hot Mallets' swings like hell over great xelophone playing that also features on 'Blue Rhythm Fantasy'. The first version of '52nd Street Theme' is amazingly fluent while the second version goes in for greater improvisation. The bebop standard 'A Night In Tunisia' gets its greatest rendition here in its original form with Diz's no-holds emphatic sound. Gillespie's generosity to other musicians can be heard on 'Ol' Man Rebop' where each soloist takes his turn exercising his own bop interpretations. The most incessantly driving tracks on these CD's are the two versions of 'Anthropology' which rock like crazy. I also loved the rolling end of 'Ow!' and the swinging shout of 'Cool Breeze'. With 'Cubana Be' and 'Cubana Bop', Gillepie moves into even greater experimental territory. Each display a menancing rhythm like the growing stampede of an elephant herd backed up by Gillespie's elephant sounding shrieks on the trumpet.

More brash and emphatic playing on 'Minor Walk' and 'Lover Come Back To Me' proves to be yet another shining example of Dizzy as a great arranger. The backing brass jumps about at its own frenetic pace while Gillespie's trumpet bursts with energy and of course there's also the tight technical arrangement of the 'Overtime' tracks. The footstomping 'I'm Beboppin' Too' could be a manifesto for the whole bebop movement, while tracks like 'Jump Did La Ba' shows an early example of bop scat-singing. In contrast you have tracks that still swing (almost violently in Dizzy's case) like his interpretation of St. Louis Blues.

What always shows through in Dizzy's playing is his total enjoyment and utter euphoria, something that he shares with few other jazz players (the most notable exception being Louis Armstrong). All in all a marvellous collection for Dizzy fans.

4-0 out of 5 stars Lots of great early Diz in one spot...unlike the LPs
All of this stuff is contained on the RCA Victor Vintage Series LPs of Diz, and another RCA LP called "The Best Of Dizzy Gillespie" - but how nice it is to see it all in one spot. The two different takes (one abbreviated) of "Night In Tunisia", "Manteca", "Anthropology", the Afro-Cubano stuff with Chano Pozo, on and on...even the Teddy Hill cuts. Any serious student or fan of Diz must have this. Yes, there are a few 'filler' cuts, but hey - that's historic, too! Now what really would be nice would be to see a Prestige CD of what was contained in the 2LP set "In The Beginning" with stuff like "She's Gone Again" and "He Beeped When He Should'a Bopped", and the like. I'll have to dig further...

5-0 out of 5 stars I bought it for the Latin jazz, but the rest is fab!
I had been searching for the tracks with Cuban drummer Chano Pozo for several years, the first fusion of Latin and jazz music from 1947 and some of the few recordings to feature the legendary Pozo who was murdered soon after the waxings. I wasn't disappointed... "Manteca", "Cubano-Be" and "Cubano-Bop" are absolutley essential to any jazz collection. Of course, as other reviewers attest, there are loads more treasures here. The only exceptions I'd make are the tracks with singer Johnny Hartman. I rate his singing as absolutely awful, a lead weight tied around the neck of any music he's involved with. But it wouldn't be complete without these recordings, and I'm sure somebody likes them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Smokin'!
Here it is, the best Dizzy Gillespie set out there. This music is distinct from the Parker/Gillespie Quintet, as it features Dizzy's ultra-pwerful big band and the founding tunes of Afro-Cuban jazz, with the great Chano Pozo. The sheer exuberance of Dizzy's personality is all over these recordings, from the opening seconds of 'Manteca,' to the fascinating pre-bop recordings with Teddy Hill and Lionel Hampton, where Dizzy umistakbly shines. The good humor of the vocal tracks is irrepressable too! This is an essential part of a jazz fans library, and you'll love every cut. ... Read more


73. Have Trumpet, Will Excite! [Expanded]
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Making its first (and long-overdue) appearance on CD, Have Trumpet, Will Excite! was recorded in February 1959 and arguably featured Gillespie's most underrated band. Bassist Sam Jones and drummer Lex Humphries formed a Rock-of-Gibraltar base over which pianist Junior Mance, at once subtle and blues drenched, created the ideal platform for the trumpeter and the remarkable Les Spann, who was equally original whether on flute or guitar. Spann proved an inspiring foil for Gillespie, and it is sad to reflect that he soon after faded from the scene, eventually to die in penury. With the exception of the leader's famous "Woody 'N' You," the material draws on the rich resources of the American popular song, and while all seven such cuts abound in imagination and excellent solos, the pick has to be "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," a glorious combination of power, wit, and melodiousness. Three previously unreleased alternative takes of "There Is No Greater Love" and two of "I Found A Million Dollar Baby" are included, which is nice; nicer still would have been the addition (there was room enough) of the companion album The Ebullient Mr. Gillespie, recorded at the same time. Nevertheless, you won't regret investing in one of the mature Gillespie's most satisfying dates. --Richard Palmer ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Cool, baby, cool
This music sounds like a response to the "cool" jazz musicians who were all the rage in the late '50s. And why not? Diz broke up his great big band of '56-57 because it wasn't making money, and he must have taken a good look at the scene. Who was considered hip? Who was getting paid? Miles, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, the MJQ, Brubeck.... Well, he could do anything those guys were doing. So how about showing those hipsters on campus what's what....

Whatever his real intent, that's the context in which I hear the music. Listening to this album next to Gerry Mulligan's WHAT IS THERE TO SAY? (w/ Art Farmer), recorded at about the same time, reveals a strong similarity between what the two men were doing. Too bad Gerry didn't pull Dizzy into the studio with him, while he was recording one-off meetings with so many others. I think they could have had a great chemistry together.

Anyway, this is a rather relaxed affair; Dizzy plays with a mute on several cuts, most of the tempos kept on a high simmer. The program is loaded with magnificently intricate playing; it's just that Diz doesn't explode like on usually expects. It's a series of *pop*pop*pop* instead of a great BANG!

If you normally shy away from Dizzy because you think he's too hot, too busy, too much in the upper register, and you just aren't often in the mood for that (nobody wants to dis Diz, but I know many feel that way), then you might give this CD a try. His playing here is the very model of masterful control, restraint, and subtle charm.

(Recorded February '59, with Junior Mance, Les Spann, Sam Jones, Carlos "Patato" Valdez, and Lex Humphries.) ... Read more


74. Bird of Paradise
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5-0 out of 5 stars beautiful
Ah, the music of Brazil! I can't imagine anyone finding this review who isn't in on the secret. This is a fine album, just as the other reviewers said. Also try Ivan Lins or Rosa Passos (if you're lucky enough to find her.)Another great album is Kenny Rankin's Brazilian CD entitled Here In My Heart.

5-0 out of 5 stars Typically Djavan
If anyone wants to get to know Djavan and his music this is the album to get, I got mine almost 10 years back and when I still listen to this album today it is still as refreshing as when I had first bought it. Other recommended albums include 'Malasia', 'Novena', 'Coisa de Acender', 'Bicho Solto XIII'.

5-0 out of 5 stars Whole different LEVEL by himself
In Portugues or English, The album will hit you. One of my all time favorite albums. I lost one and got another stolen. I replaced it for a third time and if something happens to this copy, I will replace it again. What does that tell you? Go out and buy it.Hip Hop, Clubheads, Whatever your flavor, makes no difference. Totally hot.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest achievements in music EVER!
Period. Djavan's Bird Of Paradise DEMOLISHES every single American album i've ever heard in my ENTIRE LIFE. Effortlessly. Let's begin with the first track, Carnaval In Rio. Poetic, thought-evoking and almost dreamy in it's serene atmosphere, Djavan will make you feel like you're in a new world. You'll almost feel like heaven has a radio station and it's going through your stereo. Next there's Bird Of Paradise, a stunning, romantic and soothing song (and it's in English). This song exemplifies Djavan's ability to weave a serene mood within your heart. It makes almost every other supposed love song out to be like a puny joke in comparison. No, forget that; there is NO comparison. Next is Apple (Maca). This song is not only strong in harmony, melody and motif, but also in, yet again, poetry. Let's take a line from the song... "...From your scent I became intoxicated, I destroyed Casablanca and revolted against Nicaragua, after the mess over there in Iran... Your kiss is New York, that's what Apple really means..." Now, the song is not in English, but the album comes with all the translations for every song. Even without translation, the song stands on two legs very well and merges with personality to boldly paint you a picture in sound unlike what you've ever heard before. Next, my personal joy, Real. How can I even BEGIN to describe it... It's aurally romantic and melodically fantastic! It's (effortlessly) one of my top 3 favorite songs of all time. Everything about this song is perfect. PERFECT. There is no faults whatsoever. The rhythm, melody, singing, lyrics, emotion... it's ASTOUNDING! A true reason to believe that the new American music is DEAD and this is how you REALLY make MUSIC. I don't care if it's not in English. It's the universal language of music and that is how any REAL music lover approaches any and every song. Period. The song Real is like communication with my heart and imagination, as if the song is a being that Djavan created and it wishes to share it's heart and time with me. Needless to say, it has succeeded! Next, Djavan calmly and quitely sneaks into your emotions with Madness (Doidice). This song is great and is notably more relaxing than most of the other tracks, if not all. A great song through and through. Next is Stephen's Kingdom, a song about slavery towards the black race. "...too young to remember, how it came to pass that black became the enemy..." This song is in English and is a great example of Djavan's ability to adapt to any situation and make great music about it. He can change the rules whenever he wants. I can go on and on (The awesome pop-ish Take Me, the way Djavan takes a simple song, I Will, I Won't, and aggrandizes it to supreme greatness, etc.) but there's simply no accurate way to describe Bird Of Paradise. The best description will be within the listener. For me, it stands as one of the greatest albums ever recorded and is truly the one to start with. I suggest you pick up Malasia, Puzzle Of Hearts, and Seduzir as well. Djavan stands as of the greatest singers and song-weavers of all time. EVER!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Great Introduction to Djavan for Americans. Jazzy, Bluesy, thoughtful and evocative. A truly tremendous talent in any language. ... Read more


75. Spanish Grease/Uno Dos Tres 1-2-3
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Forgotten Icon of 60's Pop Culture
In the 60's, Willie Bobo created a bridge between Popular and Latin music using an ensemble of instruments that included electric bass and guitar and no keyboards. He used Popular songs and transformed them with Latin rhythms to create a truly unique sound. This allowed for an entire industry of songs to be created by many great artists and composers. Using Willie as an inspiration, Santana created many of his signature styles from these early recordings. If you listen to the music used in the first Austin Powers movie, you will hear Willie's style being used to signify the 60's culture. This man was never given credit for his contribution to the American Pop Culture of the 60's and beyond.

5-0 out of 5 stars A five-star mixed review
This cd would be six stars if possible if all the other tracks but 'Spanish Grease' and 'Fried Neckbones and Some Homefries'. were removed. As it is, it gets a five. Grooves don't get any better than this.

4-0 out of 5 stars William Correa (aka Willie Bobo) Classics
Can something recorded nearly fifty years ago sound fresh today? The answer is yes.....and no. The classic cuts from these two reissues are magnificent examples of where the merging of r&b, jazz and latin music were heading, unfortunately pop got in the way. The standout tracks make this CD worth the price, you can always skip over the songs that attempted to win over the pop audiences of the time. Of the two CD's here on one disc probably "Spanish Grease" is the better of the two. The best tracks are those con sabor(tasty) like the classic "Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries" easily the best song with its refrain played over jazzy chops and incessant timbales,"Spanish Grease" the original Willie Bobo penned song with its quajira refrain and soulful interplay of English and Spanish, "Hurt So Bad" is one of the few times the recreation of a pop standard works on the CD, it's much better than Little Anthony and The Imperials hit verson of the times, well that and "It's not Unusual" where Bobo takes a rare lead vocal complete with thick accent English or is that Spanish? It is a fun CD, full of latin jazz as it was and even where it shouldn't have been. A bit of nostalgia, an original blend of cultures on wax that sounds as fresh today as yesterday, if you're old enough to remember of course. A bargain for latin jazz affionados, a classic timbale band leader brought back to life on CD for a listen to a sound that influenced the future of hybrid latin jazz and roc. The accompanying booklet adds to the historical significance of these recordings, complete with original liner notes from the original albums.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fried Neckbones & Some Home Fries
Beat Takeshi, the Japanese doppelganger of Robert De Niro, gets into his stolen police car, a black Lexus IS 200 (ok tex, you have an IS 300, so??). He unzips the sunroof, fold's down his Beat Takeshi Raybans (as featured in the Japanese Ganster flick "Hana Bi") jumps in 3rd gear to 100kmh and slowly screams "Fried Neck Bones and Some Fries". Again and again.

The security guard looks at me, my ID pass, and waves me into the car park. I meekly make Willie go quiet. Beat would have let it blare and stared inscrutably.

Dont you know enough? This CD is 5 star.

5-0 out of 5 stars The single best latin jazz CD I have ever heard.
This CD is amazing, let me tell you - - skip thru the first two tracks, a little too groove-based for my taste, ALL the rest of the album is astounding - - the harmonies slightly out, the rhythm section manic & suave - - this man manages to make bacharach songs sound like mission:impossible. You can't go wrong - easily trumps mongo santamaria or cal tjader. Much better than Bobo's other in-print 60's CD "Juicy", not that Juicy isn't worth it too... ... Read more


76. Paseo
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There's never been any question about pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba's talent, which is substantial. It's his stylistic sprawl and occasional lapses of taste that have held him back--at least for those who saw him as a potentially great jazz player when he first emerged from Cuba in the early '90s. Leading a revamped version of his New Cuban Quartet, including famed drummer Ignacio Berroa, Rubalcaba sets out to revisit and remake originals from his past, along with two Cuban traditionals and one Hilario Gonzalez compostion. With his bold rhythmic statements on acoustic piano, expansive narrative lines, and knowing dips into tradition, Paseo can be a compelling exercise, but as ever, Rubalcaba sacrifices his edge when indulging his fusion-oriented side with electric keyboards, funk forays, and watery soprano saxophone solos by Luis Felipe Lamoglia. He delights you with Monk-kissed classicism on a jaunty solo-acoustic rendering of Gonzalez's "Preludia en Conga # 1" before fatback bass and electric keys take you down the less rewarding path of his original "Homage to Hilario." --Lloyd Sachs ... Read more


77. Compact Jazz: Antonio Carlos Jobim
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5-0 out of 5 stars Oh so soothing
The master of the bossa nova's best work on Verve. And it's dirt cheap!

This is a great introduction to the bossa nova-based jazz of the 60's. I'd start here and see if you like it, then branch out into the actual albums by some of the other related artists (some of whom can be found on this cd).

The music is really smooth, calm, soothing, very tropical, world feel to it. The Portugeuse language sounds so beautiful.

A nice vibe to mellow out to. Good stuff!

5-0 out of 5 stars Simpy the best of Jobim
This disc is a must have for anyone who enjoys the Bossa Nova style. Though cliche, the recording of 'The Girl from Impanema' on this disc is, to say the least, breathtaking! The vocals are extremely pure anc crystal clear, and with Stan Getz at the Sax, it makes for an awesome Recording! There is a lot of other good stuff on here too. An instrumental version of on note samba is very good, though perhaps not quite as stimulating as it is with vocals. If nothing else, this cd is a good one to impress girls with your good taste in music! heehee...

5-0 out of 5 stars The best Jobim compilation I have found.
This CD contains an excellent collection of original recordings. I'm using it to start my Bossa Nova collection. ... Read more


78. Gold
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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!!
This is one of the best examples of true Salsa I have ever heard. You can dance to it(Un Puesto Vacante, Adoracion, etc. just to name a couple) or groove to the deep lyrics of the boleros(Deseo Salvaje, No Pienses Asi). You will not be disappointed in this album. It is money VERY well spent. Enjoy!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Pure Gold
I have had this since it was on vinyl. My only complaint about it on vinyl was that whenever I would lend it to anybody, I would never get it back. I wound up buying 5 copies of it on vinyl. I waited for years for it to appear in CD format. There is not a second of filler on this disc. All the songs are superior. The soloists are of the highest caliber in Salsa or any other form of music for that matter. Quintana and Rodriguez add excellent vocals on their respective tracks. Find it, but it, love it, thank me later.

5-0 out of 5 stars The funk and soul of salsa-jazz
This is the album that no one should miss out on. Because of it's raw style and flowing vocals, I would call this the best album of the decade. There is no CD like it ... Read more


79. Danzon (Dance On)
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Arturo Sandoval brings all of his skills, enthusiasm, and connections to bear on this 1993 recording, composing 8 of the 11 tunes and fusing Afro-Cuban rhythms, jazz improvisation, and some unusually well-handled pop textures. Guest vocalists include Gloria Estefan, Vikki Carr, and Bill Cosby, while Sandoval scats ebulliently on "Groovin' High," which epitomizes the date's high spirits. Through it all, the trumpeter plays superbly, taking his stimulus directly from a bevy of talented percussionists who keep the beats percolating and multiplying. The support is terrific, with several outstanding Latin-jazz musicians making their presence felt, including percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo, flutist Dave Valentin, and pianist Danilo Pérez, and regular Sandoval associates trombonist Dana Teboe and saxophonist Ed Calle. It's a CD that demands dancing. --Stuart Broomer ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Master, virtuoso, genius, captivating, Arturo encapsulated
If you like Latin Jazz you will love Danzon. High energy and pure technical genius establishes this recording as a classic. Coconut Groove is a perfect example of the master technician, Arturo, in action. The speed and accuracy at which Arturo plays is simply put, amazing. Aside from Gabriel's last blast before Christ returns, Arturo's trumpet is is the one this trumpet lover loves to hear

5-0 out of 5 stars STARRING VIKKI CARR
I BOUGHT THIS CD FOR THE MAJOR FACT THAT I WAS
ABLE TO FIND A CD THAT HAD MY FAVORITE SINGER, 3 TIME GRAMMY WINNER VIKKI CARR! AND AS A BONUS, SHE IS SINGING IN BOTH ENGLISH AND SPANISH. WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE RECORDING INDUSTRY
THAT VIKKI CARR FANS CAN NOT GET ANY NEW MATERIAL ON HER? THANK GOD WE HAVE MEMORIES MEMORIAS THAT FEATURES VIKKI IN BOTH LANGUAGES, AND WHAT CLASS TO HAVE ARTURO FEATURED ON HER SMASH PBS SPECIAL ON VIDEO! HEARD THIS CD WON A GRAMMY, THE SAME YEAR VIKKI WON HER THIRD GRAMMY, SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARDED A GRAMMY FOR THIS ONE TOO. THE BEST CUT ON THIS CD IS VIKKI CARR!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Afro Cuban music at it's best!
Arturo truly captures the fire an passion of Afro Cubano music in this album. From trak one, he produces a sound and feel of a latin street festival. The tribute to his grandfather (A Mis Abuelos) begins with a beautiful melody and then erupts into a big jazz sound that makes you want to salsa! This album will take you there and bring you back after having the time of your life!!

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderfull album for latin jazz listeners.
Atruro Sandoval is truly a master of latin jazz. The album contains tunes that will evoke all of your emotions. Check out number 4.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This album is a masterpiece. The interplay of melody and rhythm is beautiful. I cannot listen to it without getting up and dancing all over my house! Arturo's tone is fat and sweet and gives me chills to listen too. He is a fine musician and I think this album is a must-have for any serious latin jazz lover. Go for it!!!!! ... Read more


80. Sabroso: The Afro-Latin Groove
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As tasty as the sizzling dish of chicken, plantains, and black beans that adorns its cover, this 18-track compilation is a serious must-own for anyone even vaguely interested in the percolating Afro-Latin sounds of the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Latin jazz giants like Machito, Tito Puente, and Willie Bobo are represented by some of their finest cuts ("Relax and Mambo," "Hong Kong Mambo," and "Fried Neckbones and Some Home Fries," respectively). Lesser-known talents like Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers ("Heat!"), Kako & His Orchestra ("Shingaling Shingaling"), and Ocho ("Undress My Mind") damn near steal the show with their funk-inflected brilliance. --Dan Epstein ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars SABROSO!!!
If you want to know how latin music lovers partied in the 1960's, this is the CD to have. All the greats are on this like Joe Cuba, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, Willie Bobo, Willie Rosario and more.

"Picadillo" by the legends Eddie Palmieri and Cal Tjader stills blows everybody away. The song is hardcore latin jazz at its best. If you love to cha cha, you'll go crazy for "Undress My Mind" by Ocho, and "Fried Neckbones and Home Fries" by Willie Bobo. Plenty of Mambo, Salsa, Boogaloo, Cha Cha Cha on this one. If you like to dance play this whole CD at your next party, your guests, young or old, will spin the night away!

5-0 out of 5 stars "Must Have" for fans of Latin Jazz
The ultimate test is that I never get tired of listening to this one. Just listen to the first song cranked up; "Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries." It's one of those tunes with some much atmosphere and spirit that you can't get it out of your head. The entire CD is a collection of similar great stuff. If you are getting started with Lating Jazz and want to know what it is all about, this is the perfect place to start. If you know all about Latin Jazz, you will hear new angles on this one. Buy it. Crank it. Play it!

5-0 out of 5 stars awesome! salsa/mambo/watusi for those who truly neeeed it!
The only honest comment I could make would be: "when is the next volume coming out?" A great collection of sensual, foot-tapping, hip swinging latino groove that can only open eyes to the hidden resources of great latino music not currently within the marketing scheme of major latin labels. Buy it only if you like to stay up late and have fun. ... Read more


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