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Luis Gasca + Luis Gasca

 

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Luis GascaCollage ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $11.99
A standout classic from trumpeter Luis Gasca – and a set that may well be the artists' most complete musical vision of the 70s! The group here is larger than on previous records, and Gasca's dropped a bit of his Latin roots in exchange for a soaring, slightly spiritual sound put together by arranger Don Menza – who's really at the top of his game here! There's a perfection and poise that's almost like CTI or Kudu at their best – almost a bit above the usual Fantasy Records session like this from the 70s, too! Other players include Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Menza and Hadley Caliman on reeds, Patrice Rushen on keyboards, and Harvey Mason on some mighty nice drums – which makes for more than a bit of funk in the mix. Titles include the sweet vibes/Rhodes number "Kathy", the stepper "Sara", and the tracks "Visions", "The Way I Feel Sometimes", "Patrice", "Collage", and "Night People". CD
 
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Mongo SantamariaSoul Bag/Stone Soul ... CD
Columbia/SPV (Germany), 1968/1969. New Copy 2 CDs ... $24.99
A pair of tremendous albums from Mongo Santamaria – back to back in one cool collection! Soul Bag is a stone 60s smoker from Mongo Santmaria – and a great little set that really lives up to its title! The "soul" reference points to the record's host of 60s soul tunes, which are given a hip Latin spin by Mongo – working here with killer boogaloo arrangements from the great Marty Sheller – with a combo that includes soulful reed lines from Hubert Laws, Sonny Fortune, and Mauricio Smith – plus trumpet from Luis Gasca, and some killer drums from the legendary Pretty Purdie! The mix of jazz and Latin players on the record is really wonderful – and although the tunes are familiar, the presentation is mighty fresh – especially given the way the horn players manage to pack so much into their solos. Titles include "Baby What You Want Me to Do", "Hot Dog", and "Chili Beans" – plus cool versions of "Cold Sweat", "In The Midnight Hour", "Respect", and "Green Onions". Stone Soul is a killer album from Mongo Santamaria's classic 60s run for Columbia – and a record that also features some wonderful alto work from a young Sonny Fortune! Sonny's the key soloist on the record – bringing some sharp jazz elements to an album that's equal part Latin and 60s soul instrumental – served up with key arrangements from Marty Sheller, and played by a cool mix of Latin and soul players that includes Mongo on congas and bongos, plus Pretty Purdie on drums, Haldey Caliman and Hubert Laws on tenor, Luis Gasca on trumpet, and Stephen Berrios, Julito Collazo, and Osualdo Martinez on percussion! Tunes are a mix of covers and cool originals – and titles include "Hitchcock Railway", "See Saw", "Cloud Nine", "Where We Are", "Love Child", "Who's Making Love", and "The Now Generation". CD

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New MaloMalo ... LP
Warner, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful 70s Latin soul from the legendary Bay Area combo that included Jorge Santana, Luis Gasca, and Coke Escovedo! This first record's a masterpiece in the California Latin Soul style – a sweet blend of Latin, jazz, funk, and rock that took up where the New York groups left off at the end of the 60s. The tracks are all pretty long – with some extremely tight instrumental playing, and plenty of room for long jamming solos. But the best part is the vocals – sung by Arcelio Garcia Jr, with a sweet style that's totally excellent. You probably already know that if you've heard the band's big hit "Suavecito", which is included here in a longer version than the original single – but you'll also hear that on the tracks "Café", "Pana", and "Peace". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Shades Of JoyMusic Of El Topo ... LP
Douglas, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great batch of jazzy cuts from the soundtrack to the legendary acid western El Topo – performed here by a very groovy San Francisco combo that includes Hadley Caliman, Luis Gasca, and Mel Martin! Although the original film's a western, the performance here of the music is much more in a Latin funk vein – hitting on all burners with heavy percussion, choppy guitar, and burning organ – plus some occasional folksy touches that give the album a nice jazz/world crossover feel! There's some great folk funk-styled tracks that we really love – and the whole thing's got a really unique sound! Includes the classic "The Desert Is A Circle", plus "Man Of Seven Years", "Flute In a Quarry", "El Topo's Dream", and "Freakout #1". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some wear, with small stains and tape along the top.)

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New Cal TjaderAgua Dulce ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Cal Tjader albums ever – and one of the first to have his vibes working alongside Fender Rhodes! The record's a surprising little set from the start of the 70s – one that almost has Cal picking up some of the New York sounds of a few years before, then mixing them up with a hipper west coast electric style in the end – a Fantasy Records vibe that meshes together a few different modes, and comes up with a rich new style in the process! There's a bit of vocals on the set – somewhat unusual for Cal Tjader, and often used to augment the soulfully snapping grooves of the best tunes – but even more amazing is the heavy use of Fender Rhodes, played here by the amazing Al Zulaica, who's work on the album really ranks right up there with the best early 70s keyboardists on the coast! Zulaica's piano is amazing next to Cal's warmly chromatic vibes – and other instrumentation includes saxes from Bill Perkins, flute from Mel Martin, trumpet from Luis Gasca, moog from Rita Dowling, and percussion from both Pete and Coke Escovedo. Titles include the killer "Aqua Dulce (Cool-Ade)", a fantastic version of "Gimme Shelter", a sublime of Clare Fischer's "Morning", and the cuts "Ran Kan Kan", "Descarga Cubana", "Curacao", and "Somewhere In The Night". CD

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New Shades Of JoyMusic Of El Topo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Douglas/Dagored (Italy), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great batch of jazzy cuts from the soundtrack to the legendary acid western El Topo – performed here by a very groovy San Francisco combo that includes Hadley Caliman, Luis Gasca, and Mel Martin! Although the original film's a western, the performance here of the music is much more in a Latin funk vein – hitting on all burners with heavy percussion, choppy guitar, and burning organ – plus some occasional folksy touches that give the album a nice jazz/world crossover feel! There's some great folk funk-styled tracks that we really love – and the whole thing's got a really unique sound! Includes the classic "The Desert Is A Circle", plus "Man Of Seven Years", "Flute In a Quarry", "El Topo's Dream", and "Freakout #1". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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