Saturday, November 20, 2010
Fania All Stars - Delicate And Jumpy (1976)
One of the numerous albums of the huge catalog of the guaranteed quality Fania label. Salsa, boogaloo, latin jazz, etc. This label has represented all afro latin styles and its close derivatives.
Many great artists from Ray Barretto to Roberto Roena, from Tito Puente to Joe Bataan, from Joe Cuba to Mongo Santamaria, etc ... participated in the apogee of the label.
Just a note to say this lp also includes a version of the mellow Rosemary's Baby theme from prematuraly dead Polish jazz pianist Krzysztof Komeda.
Now about the album, it is surely neither the hottest nor the more salsa-oriented from the label, but it includes nice orchestrations/arrangements and we'll go back to more "hard salsa" later. But if you feel "caliente" now you can check out a hot session there.
Johnny Pacheco: flute & percussion, Bobby Valentin: bass, Ray Barretto: congas, Nicky Marrero: timbales, Roberto Roena: bongos, Papo Lucca: piano, Steve Winwood: guitar
Arranged and conducted by Gene Page.
First preview is the smooth I'll See You Again.
I'll See You Again
Second one is Fania All Stars'Cha Cha Cha. And it includes in the second part a nice groovy bass accompanied with flute that may give some ideas to some hip hop producers.
Fania All Stars'Cha Cha Cha