Very groovy stuff from Cugie! It's the late 60s, and he's got more of a pop Latin groove than earlier – and lays down some nice peppy covers of pop material, plus a few other Latin standards. Not exactly Latin soul – but not that far off, either. Includes a great version of "Samb ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain on one edge, and a small bit of marker – but is OK overall.)
George Dalaras —
Latin ... LP Minos (Greece), 1987. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
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
Eddie Drennon & BBS Unlimited —
Collage ... CD Friends & Co, 1975. Used ...
A 70s New York classic – the first and best album by Eddie Drennon! Eddie's got a unique sound that's part soul and part Latin – grooving here in a Latin Hustle mode that brings together gliding strings, floating chorus vocals, and a heavier funk-based set of rhythms that really kicks ... (Soul, Latin)read moreCD
An ambitious record from Paquito D'Rivera, but a great one too – a set that features the Cuban saxophonist playing in a slightly expanded Latin jazz setting – with small combo grooving that's often augmented by larger string arrangements! The core groove is wonderful – very much ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
That's a mighty big loaf of bread on the cover – and there's a mighty big sound on the record as well – a fantastic blend of early 70s salsa modes from this very cooking little combo – served up in a blend of two saxes, two trumpets, and plenty of great percussion and piano! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
El Chicles —
Viva Tirado ... CD Polydor/Pregador Do Som (Germany), 1970. New Copy ...
A funky killer from this legendary European group – a record that's filled with as much funk and soul as the Latin elements you might have guessed from the title! El Chicles may have been a studio project, but they were a heck of a funky one – with hard drums, tight bass, and mixed-up ... (Soul, Latin)read moreCD
A killer group with a very soulful feel! We know little about Jose and his hot little combo, but they groove in a way that takes all the nice downtempo chords of the Latin Soul years and mixes them with a harder percussive 70s salsa style! Jose "Piliche" Elicier leads the group and ... read moreCD
Beautiful Afro-Cuban jazz – and the US debut recording by this legendary Cuban pianist! Emilio has a wonderful warm style on the keys – filled with fragmented emotions, and a very rhythmic sensibility, similar to recent work by Chucho Valdez. Blue Note have handled this session in a ... read moreCD
Pure brilliance from Coke Escovedo – an artist who really finds a way to make so many different things come together perfectly – with results that are even stronger than his previous work in Azteca and Santana! The set's got a warm blend of Latin roots, modern soul, and jazzy fusion ... (Soul, Latin)read moreCD
Percussionist Pete Escovedo leads a large group through tracks including "Whatcha Gonna Do", "Caribe", "Dr. Macumba", "Tassajara", and "Dawn – The New Beginning" which features vocals from his daughter – Sheila E! CD
Some of the best of the best of The Fania All Stars – magical music from that short stint when the combo were recording for Columbia Records in the late 70s! While at Columbia, the group grew even more than the styles of their roots at the Fania label – picking up some hipper touches ... read moreCD
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
The second album recorded by Cuban vocal legend Ibrahim Ferrer in the wake of the Buena Vista Social Club phenomenon – and maybe the best! Ferrer's vocals are superb throughout – and the production is relatively stripped down, and never too intrusive – even when producer Ry ... read moreCD
(Comes in a nice hardcover gatefold, with booklet!)
(Cover has moderate edge wear, seams are half split, with some staining, pen and wide clear tape along the spine.)
Clare Fischer —
Manteca! ... LP Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Near Mint- ...
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
(White label mono promo. Cover has a promo ink stamp on back.)
Roberto Fonseca —
Yesun ... CD Mack Avenue, 2020. New Copy ...
Pianist Roberto Fonseca seems to expand his musical vision with each new release – to a point where here, he's got this grand sense of sound, place, and history – all wrapped together in this mix of instrumental and vocal selections that draw a line between classic Havana and the ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreCD
Roberto Fonseca —
Yo ... CD Montuno, 2013. Used ...
Gerardo Frisina —
Ad Lib ... CD Schema (Italy), 2001. Used ...
A sublime winner from Schema! Gerardo Frisina is the force behind some of Schema's greatest reissue projects – like the jazz classics on the Rearward label, or compilations like Metti Una Bossa A Cena – but here, he emerges as a strong new artist on his own, serving up a brilliant ... (New Grooves, Latin)read moreCD
One of the greatest solo albums ever issued by Latin jazz trumpeter Luis Gasca – a set that really expands on his debut for Atlantic Records, and which brings in a whole host of early 70s west coast Latin influences! The style here is very laidback and open – a bit like some of the ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, some surface wear, and small stains.)
Fantastic sounds from Kenny Graham – maybe the only musician on the London scene of the postwar years who could take on Latin music, and make it sound as sharp as work from the other side of the Atlantic! Graham's working here with his amazing Afro-Cubists group – an ensemble filled ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreCD
Fantastic work from one of the hippest British groups of the postwar years – an ensemble who definitely live up to their name – by presenting both modern sounds of bop, and some hard-driving rhythms rooted in Afro-Cuban modes! The approach is very similar to the best Verve-related ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreCD
Amazing Latin soul – and the first record ever by the youthful George Guzman! The grooves kick in from the word "go" – with strong electric bass setting the scene, and lots of dark, descending blue notes – copped from 60s soul and jazz influences, and crafted perfectly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great small combo jazz from Mexican saxophonist Hector "El Arabe" Hallal – a very soulful reed player, with a sound that would have been huge had he been blowing in the US or Europe at the time! Most tunes are standards, but taken with some really great emotion – and the kind ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of splitting on the spine.)
A legendary bit of Latin from the New York scene of the 60s – recorded by a host of youthful players working under the direction of percussionist Montego Joe! The group's name is a contraction of "Harlem Youth" – a program in which all players participated, as part of an ... read moreCD
A classic early album from Larry Harlow's flute-playing brother – a set that grooves along with the trademark family groove, but which also has a fair bit of sensitive moments as well! There's a jazzier style here than on some of the classic Orchestra Harlow albums – one that comes not ... read moreCD
(Out of print, original white back Vaya pressing.)
Indigenous People —
Unite ... CD Jazzateria, 2001. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Features Marc Cary on Fender Rhodes, piano and moog, Taru Mateen on bass, Camille Gainer on drums, Yarbrough Charles Laws on flute, bass clarinet and percussion, plus guest guitar from Marvin Sewell. (Jazz, Latin)CD
A Venezuelan group, one who are living in Paris – and work here with a criss-crossing of styles that really reflect that global journey! The music definitely has echoes of older Venezuelan styles, but maybe served up in a more impressionistic version – with a dream-like quality at ... (Global Grooves, Latin)read moreCD
Robin Jones Seven —
El Maja ... LP Apollo Sound/Jazz Room (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
A classic album of Latin grooves from the UK scene – a musical world that wasn't always a hotbed of styles in the Afro-Cuban mode, but which did have the benefit of the mighty percussionist Robin Jones! Jones was born in India, but moved to London during the same post-colonial jazz migration ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure set by Dominican bandleader Luis Kalaff – and an early American album of Merengue! Titles include "La Mecha", "La Salve De Las Antillas", "Rio Abajo Voy", "El Fucu", "Tu Si Sabes Como Fue", and "Cada Tierra Con Su Ritmo". LP, Vinyl record album
Pachanga? Cha Cha Cha? We'll take it – especially with results this great! The groove here is different than the usual albums of the mode at the time – as most numbers have a brassy finish over the top, which changes the pachanga instrumentation to a bolder vibe with some nice use of ... read moreCD
US issue of a set of vocal tracks that this Latin diva recorded in Madrid, with arrangements by Javier Vazquez and Osvaldo Estivill. Titles include "Estando Contigo", "Camina Y Ven", "El Malo", "Me Vas A Recordar", and "I Have Been Here". LP, Vinyl record album