Rare funky soul from Ghanaian disco diva Nana Love – the rare, appropriately-titled Full Of Funk record from 1979 – with dynamite vocals by Nana and featuring Ghana legend Harry Mosco and other incredible players in the studio band! Nana's voice is uniquely amazing – with a sweet, girlish tone that builds to a lioness roar on occasion – which is incredibly compelling – and sung entirely in English. The band provides a wicked backdrop of funky dancefloor soul – propelled by fantastic guitarwork by Mosco, Paul Pryce and Les Forrest, killer basslines by Grek Haywood, sax and flute by Humphrey Okoh, percussion by Ayindi, drums by Tony Martin, synth and clavinet by Adrian Bennett and piano by Richard Reid. This great version from BBE includes 5 bonus tracks not on the original release – and the titles include "I'm in Love", "Whe Gonna Stay For The Party", "Talking About Music", "Disco Lover", "When The Heart Decides", "Reach Out My Hand", "Hang On Baby", "Loving Feeling (Dance Mix)" and "Loving Feeling (Instrumental)". CD
A great return to form for the legendary Cachao – and a session that seeks to recapture the Cuban Jam Session energy of his recordings from a few decades before! Production is by Andy Garcia, and is somewhat more sentimental than in the old days – although certainly still free from any sort of Buena Vista Social Club cliches that would come in later years – and overall, the lineup of players stays nicely faithful to the classic 60s sound, but perhaps expands it with a bit more fullness. Cachao is on bass and a bit of vocals – and other artists include Francisco Aguabella on percussion, Justo Almario on tenor, Chocolate Amenteros on trumpet, Paquito D'Rivera on clarinet, and Nestor Torres on flute. Titles on this first volume include "Mi Guajira", "Lindo Yambu", "Mambo", "Isora Club", "Al Fin Te Vi", "Cachao's Guiro", and "Descarga Cachao". CD
(Out of print.)
Rafi Malkiel —
Water ... CD Tzadik, 2010. Used ...
Out Of Stock
Features Rafi Malkiel on trombone, tuba, and euphonium – plus a long list of collaborators that includes Anat Cohen on clarinet, Aviashai Cohen on trumpet, Gili Sharett on bassoon, Anthony Carrillo on congas and bongo, and Nestor Gomez on percussion. CD
Features some work on flute from Nestor Torres, who also handled some of the arrangements – and titles include "Quien", "Yo Quiero Que Tu Me Des", "Que Te'Tas Creyndo", "Si Algun Dia", and "Pa Que Sientas Lo Que Siento". LP, Vinyl record album
Enrico Rava & Aga Taura Confab —
El Convidado ... LP Svart (Finland), 1975. New Copy ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most obscure albums ever recorded by Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava – and one of the greatest as well! The set is a rare meeting between Rava and some key players on the Argentine scene of the mid 70s – a great quartet that features Fernando Gelbard on Fender Rhodes, Adalberto Cevasco on bass, Nestor Astarita on drums, and Chango Faras Gomez on percussion – all working with Rava in a groove that's maybe warmer and more soulful than both his spacious and more experimental sides recorded in America and overseas! We always love Gelbard on Rhodes – and his work here really adds a lot to the record – never dominating, but always shaping the sound and forming the rhythm patterns – while Rava soars out with some open, well-placed solos. Titles include "Chico", "Ate Um Dia", "Barco Hasta El Cielo", and "Enrico Seis Octavo". LP, Vinyl record album
The title tells it all – as trumpeter Charlie Sepulveda serves up a genre-defining set of Latin jazz – a record that's every bit about the jazz solos and instrumentation in the lineup, as it is the Latin rhythms at the core! The main group is just a sextet – no giant Latin ensemble, and instead a combo that plays with the fluid intensity of a hardbop group – led by Charlie Sepulveda on trumpet, with Norberto Ortiz on tenor, Eduardo Zayas on piano, Gabriel Rodriguez on bass, Francisco Alcala on drums, and Nicholas Cozaboom on percussion. There's some famous guest help on the record – trumpet from Randy Brecker, trombone from Steve Turre, and flute from Nestor Torres – but the main group is more than enough to hold our interest, as they really cook on long tracks that include "Liberty", "Tales From The Wall", "Peer Magic", "Estampas", "Firm Roots", and "Alfonsina Y El Mar". CD