Dos Santos —
Logos ... CD International Anthem, 2018. New Copy ...
A fantastic album from this groundbreaking Latin combo from Chicago – one who've got an inclusive spirit that grabs together so many different elements of music and unifies them as one! The style isn't quite salsa, isn't Latin rock or jazz – but instead has so many strands of sounds ... read moreCD
Dos Santos —
Logos ... LP International Anthem, 2018. New Copy ...
A fantastic album from this groundbreaking Latin combo from Chicago – one who've got an inclusive spirit that grabs together so many different elements of music and unifies them as one! The style isn't quite salsa, isn't Latin rock or jazz – but instead has so many strands of sounds ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two great cuts from Dos Santos – a combo you might know from work on other labels, but who appear here on a co-release with International Anthem – and which also features that label's Nick Mazzarella handling the horn arrangements! The horns soar to the skies beautifully on "Logos& ... (Funky 45's, Latin)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A great boogaloo jammer! These guys are about as obscure as you can get – but that doesn't stop them from turning out some wonderful Latin Soul tunes – jumping percussive rhythms peppered with a lot of piano, and featuring some hard-wailing horn solos that cook up the groove nicely. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer Latin soul from the great Al Escobar – maybe not one of the bigger names of the boogaloo generation, but certainly one of the best! The CD starts with work from Al's Modern Sounds album – a massive groover all the way through – filled with tight, choppy, soul-drenched ... read moreCD
Tight and soulful grooves from the team of Pete and Sheila Escovedo – a set that still has elements of the pair's Latin roots, but which also explodes in a flurry of funk, soul, and fusion moments too! As with their first Fantasy album, the duo have Billy Cobham on deck to produce – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)
Pete & Sheila Escovedo —
Solo Two ... LP Fantasy, 1977. Near Mint- ...
Funky Latin grooves from Sheila Escovedo – recorded in the decade before she hooked up with Prince and dropped the "scovedo" from her last name – when she was part of a hip Bay Area scene that also included her brother Pete! The album's got a great blend of funky fusion and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great instrumental grooves from Fajardo – played with a group that's a bit fuller than the usual charanga, but which keeps things lean and tight throughout! Fajardo's flute is at the lead of all tracks – played with a style that's quite sharp, even when sweet – this edge that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing flute work from the legendary Fajardo – a player who was right up there with Pacheco in his pre-percussion years! The set's got a great sharp edge right from the start – a quality that might well come from the production, but which definitely keeps things from ever sounding too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
By the mid 70s, the New York Latin scene was boomin' so large it could easily fill venues like Yankee Stadium – as you'll hear on this excellent live set from the Fania All-Stars, a monster record that easily ranks with the best live Latin sides of the time – like Eddie Palmieri at Sing ... read moreCD
A wonderful mid 70s comeback from singer Cheo Feliciano – a set that still holds onto the soul of earlier years, but which also has a few wonderful touches of jazz in the mix! Arrangements here are by Bobby Valentin and Nick Jimenez, and they're played by a small combo that includes some ... read moreCD
Classic set of 70's salsa tracks, by one of the decade's most popular Latin vocalists. The arrangements are very tight, and the tracks are extremely lively musically, but still have plenty of room for Cheo's warm soulful voice. Titles include "Anaconda", "Nabori", "Franque ... read moreCD
A set that brings together key moments from these two great singers – with a nice array of surprises along the way! The package appears to feature some live tracks as well as studio numbers – and there's definitely some great Charlie Palmieri touches in the arrangements, too – ... read moreCD
One of the few good things to come out of the cultural pillage of the Buena Vista Social Club was the reintroduction of soulful Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer to American audiences. Ferrer's voice is extremely wonderful, so much so that even cloying production by Ry Cooder can't keep it down. The ... read moreCD
Ibrahim Ferrer —
Mi Sueno ... CD World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1998. Used ...
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)
Clare Fischer —
Manteca! ... LP Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Very Good ...
One of our favorite albums ever from the great Clare Fischer – and one of the first to really show his special talents at their best! The sound here is a wonderful blend of jazz, Latin, and Brazilian modes – and in addition to piano, Clare plays plenty of organ on the date – ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has some aging.)
Clare Fischer & His Latin Jazz Sextet —
Tjaderama ... LP Trend, 1988. Near Mint- ...
A mid 80s session from keyboardist Clare Fischer – a tribute to Cal Tjader, fitting enough given that Fischer was one of Tjader's best accompanists during the 60s! Fischer's playing digital piano and overdubbing vibes on the set – and other instrumentation includes flute, sax, bass, ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the grooviest albums that Clare Fischer ever recorded – featuring his electric Latin fusion group Salsa Picante, fronted by a two-man/two-woman vocal quartet who give the album kind of a "Brasil 66 meets Singers Unlimited" kind of sound! Fisher is on Fender Rhodes, and the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Clare Fischer with 2+2 Plus —
Free Fall ... LP Discovery, 1986. Near Mint- ...
Very groovy work from keyboardist Clare Fischer – a musician we first fell in love with from Cal Tjader albums in the 60s, and continued to love for his MPS Records material in the 70s! Here, Clare's working with the 2+2 vocal ensemble – a gently swinging male/female harmony group that ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features backings by F Moreno Torroba – on titles that include "El Televisor", "Jerezana", "Ay Seguirillas", "Echame A Mi La Culpa", "Ave Maria Lola", "Vente De Vargas", and "Marussella". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Back cover has some aging, but front looks nice.)
A great small combo set from percussionist Gerardo Frisina – a set that feels as if it's got some programming in the rhythms, a bit like some of his earlier singles – but which also features a fair bit of live jazz instrumentation too! The album's got a sound that really fits the color ... (New Grooves, Latin)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nico Gomez & His Orchestra —
Bossa Nova ... CD Omega/Pregador Do Som (Germany), 1972. New Copy ...
Way way more than just bossa nova – a mighty groover from the great Nico Gomez! Nico's known for his harder pounding tracks that have become favorites with the funky crowd, but this stellar album shows that Nico could also work in jazzier territory when he wanted to – as the album's a ... read moreCD
The lovely singer works with guitar and orchestra – on titles that include "Mientime", "Te Busco En Mi Recuerdo", "Cautiva", "Sin Tu Amor", "Entre Las Sombras", "Tu Me Acostumbrastes", and "Una Noche Mas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some tape on the edges, but is nice overall.)
This one's really living up to the "down to basics" in its title – as the record really just features spare percussion jams, mixed with a bit of electric piano – a really cool blend that's unlike anything else we can think of! The session features spoken introductions to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
As part of Soul Jazz's recent foray into more roots-oriented sounds behind the groove scene, they've released this album of spare moody Santeria tracks by the Cuban group Oba-Ilu. The material was recorded in Havana on a recent trip by the Soul Jazz staff, and it's got a very stripped-down feeling ... read moreCD
Henri Guedon —
Retrospective ... CD Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ...
Latin grooves in many styles – a massive collection of work by percussionist Henri Guedon – a musician with roots in the French West Indies, but who played heavily on both the Paris and New York scenes! Guedon's music here has a vibe that really shows that cross-cultural blend – ... (Global Grooves, Latin)read moreCD
Very mellow Latin instrumentals, with lots of slow conga in the background, and lead solos by tenor or trumpet, augmented by a bit of piano. The sound has a nice mellow sound, and is less cocktail than you'd expect – especially because the soloists are great, and have a very soulful sound. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing! Record is great – cover has some tape on the seams.)
A very cool combination of folksy elements and jazzier styles – almost like some of the more sophisticated records that came from Havana at the end of the 60s! These guys do a wonderful job of mixing percussion, guitar, and flute with some warmer keyboards and other more modern touches ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a bit of seam splitting, and a small old sticker.)
Nice recent recording by this legendary Cuban jazz combo, featuring the great pianist Chucho Valdes, and some of the best production work the group has had in years! Chucho wrote all the tracks, and they're nice and long, with a good firey feel. Titles include "Mister Bruce", "Santa ... read moreCD
A killer Latin jazz set! Players include Al Grey on trombone, Wallace Davenport on trumpet, Bobby Platter on sax and flute, Rufus Jones on drums, Noahwell Cruz on piano, and Isauro on congas. Ricardo Reyes sings on a few tracks, but the best numbers are jazzy instrumentals! Titles include "M ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging & fully split seams, but the bottom seam is held with some clear tape.)