Two Latin-flavored albums from Chaquito
– back to back on a single CD! The Great Chaquito
Revolution features lots of Latin rhythms in the mix, plus some of the broader orchestral styles you'd expect from John Gregory
, who's using Chaquito
here as a groovier alter ego! Driving percussion mixes with fuller orchestrations in a really great way – creating an interplay between the horns and drums that's pretty unique, especially on some of the numbers you might not normally expect to be included in such a session. Titles include "Revolution", "Aquarius", "Maria Elena", "Goin Out Of My Head", "Desafinado", "Carioca", "Good The Bad & The Ugly", "Old Devil Moon", and "Tierra Madre". Latin Colors is a set with plenty of Latin grooves, but also a fair bit of fuller colors too – the kind of rich shading you'd expect from the orchestra of John Gregory
– some great compressed brass bits, woodwind moments, and subtle strings – all mixed gently in with the Latin and Brazilian-styled rhythms. There's some great moments that really burst out boldly – the horns leaping with great force next to the rhythms, which themselves sometimes get kind of nutty – almost in a Joe Cain way, especially given the use of organ! Titles include "Trains & Boats & Planes", "O Barquinho", "Meditation", "One Summer's Day", "This Guy's In Love With You", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", and "Upa Nequinho".