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Papo VazquezCarnival In San Juan ... CD
CuBop, 2003. Used ... $4.99
Crack Latin from trombonist Papo Vazquez – one of the strongest sets we've ever heard from Cubop Records, a label that's always pretty darn great! Vazquez' vision here is quite strong – working with a big group to craft some tunes that are surprisingly lean while still managing to be deep and evocative. Papo's horn is at the lead – working in in a style that seems to stretch back to older work by Chico O'Farrill, but which also pushes on in a combination of Puerto Rican salsa and west coast Latin jazz. A really great set throughout – with titles that include "Stuffy Turkey", "Las Torres", "Mundo Bizarro", "Carnival In San Juan", "Vianda Con Bacalao", "Carlitos Coco", and "Snow Angel". CD
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VariousLatin Jazz Dance Classics Vol 1 ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
A tremendous little set – one that digs through all the great Latin-inspired grooves in the vaults of Fantasy Records – which also includes plenty of rare jazz gems from labels like Prestige and Riverside too! The package follows strongly in the main Jazz Dance Classics series from Ubiquity – and some cuts start in a soul jazz vibe, but then really take off with some Latin rhythms – mixing great jazz solos with some mighty fierce percussion – while other tracks have a straighter Latin jazz approach – in a very classic mode! Tracks include "Mambero" by Cal Tjader, "Descara La Moderna" by Ray Barretto, "Guanco Lament" by Eddie Lockjaw Davis, "Solo Tu" by Pete & Sheila Escovedo, "Jackie's Mambo" by Latin Jazz Quintet, "Este Mambo" by Mongo Santmaria, "Sentido En Seis" by Louie Bellson, and "Swing Thing" by Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers. The CD includes 3 bonus tracks, including Cal Tjader's stellar "I Showed Them". CD
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Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz OrchestraCuba – The Conversation Continues ... CD
Motema, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
A brilliant meeting of modes from the mighty Arturo O'Farrill – a set that combines a rich tapestry of Cuban styles with American jazz elements from the cubop years and beyond – all into a spacious double-length set of performances that brings together musicians from around the globe, all recording in Havana under Arturo's direction! The tracks are often ambitious, but never overly-complicated – and instead almost take us back to the clarity of vision that we first loved in the older Afro-Cuban experiments of Machito with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie – and the ability of those records to throw out many ideas at once, yet keep things very fluid and forward-moving at all times. Most tunes were written especially for the project – and titles include "Vaca Frita", "Second Line Soca", "El Bombon", "Just One Moment", "The Triumphant Journey", "Afro Latin Jazz Suite", "Guajira Simple", "Alabanza", "Blues Guaguanco", and "There's A Statue Of Jose Marti In Central Park". CD

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Axel Tosca/Amaury Acosta/Luques CUrtisCu-Bop – Original Soundtrack (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Think (Japan), 2016. New Copy ... $23.99
Latin jazz and a whole lot more – served up in this excellent soundtrack that takes us back to the glory days of the cubop sound of the late 40s, but also adds in a lot of contemporary styles too! The music is played by a few different groups, all recording for the film, but the whole thing has a nicely unified vibe overall – a sound that's contemporary overall, given the recording quality and some of the arrangements – and which flows out nicely in a mix of modal, lyrical, and Latin-styled numbers. Players in the groups include Axel Tosca and Rolando Luna on piano, Cesar Lopez on alto, Julio Padron and Kelvin Barretto on trumpet, Dagoberto Quintana on timbales, and Otto Cantana and Adel Gonzalez on percussion. Titles include "Avenida 15" by Unity, "Del Sasser" by Los Cubanos/Cu-Bop, "Mi Ayer" by Havana Jam Session Venderacion, "Benjamin Franklin" by Unity, "La Tarde" by Los Cubanos/Cu-Bop, "Perfidia" by Habana Jam Session/Crema Nota, and "Maria Cervantes" by Habana Jam Session/Live. CD

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✨✧ Illinois Jacquet & Ben WebsterKid & The Brute ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's a bit misleading – as a number of the tracks on here were recorded by Jacquet, and Webster only sat in on two longer jamming numbers – "I Wrote This For The Kid" and "The Kid & The Brute". Not that that's a problem – as those long numbers take up a good portion of the record, and are really driving numbers that have some conga in the rhythm section, which makes for a lively kick that really drives the tracks. The conga also surfaces in "Mambocito Mio", a Latin jammer that moves at the best cubop speed – and other tunes include "Saph", "September Song", and "Jacquet's Dilemma". 15 tracks in all on this limited edition CD. CD
(Out of print, Verve Elite edition.)

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✨✧ Bud PowellBirdland 1953 (3CD set) ... CD
ESP, 1953. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A comprehensive set of live recordings by Bud Powell – recorded in that magical year of 1953, on location at the Birdland nightclub! This set's the biggest and best we've ever seen of these performances – and not only includes a wealth of trio tracks, but also some cuts with Charlie Parker on alto or Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet. Bud's piano alone is worth the price of admission, though – and these radio broadcasts capture him at the height of his bop powers – working with shifting lineups that include either Charles Mingus, Oscar Pettiford, Franklin Skeetes, or George Duvivier on bass – and either Art Taylor, Roy Haynes, or Sonny Payne on drums. Candido joins in on the Charlie Parker cuts, giving things a bit of a cubop swing – and the set features 49 tracks in all on 3CDs! CD

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✨✧ Mongo Santamaria with Dizzy GillespieSummertime ... CD
Pablo, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great cubop revival date – one that has Mongo Santamaria working with the great Dizzy Gillespie – all really opening up on some long live tracks that go quite a bit farther than bop/Latin sets like this from the late 40s! The tracks are all nicely extended, with lots of room for solos – and other players include Toots Thielemans on harmonica, Doug Harris on tenor and flute, and Allen Hoist on alto flute and baritone – all great players who really make a lot out of the energy set down by Mongo. Titles include "Summertime", "Afro Blue", "Virtue", and "Mambo Mongo". CD
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✨✧ Chano PozoEl Tambor De Cuba – 3 CD Box Set ... CD
Tumbao (Spain), 1940s. Used 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic tribute to the genius of percussionist Chano Pozo – the groundbreaking congolero who died a tragic early death, but left an unmistakable imprint on both jazz and Latin music! The package features tracks recorded in both Cuba and New York – divided up into 3 CDs: Blen Blen Blen, Timbero La Timba Es Mia, and The Cu-Bop Days – and recordings span the range of styles that Pozo was involved in during the 1940s. Features most of his classic "cubop" recordings with Dizzy Gillespie and others – plus a wealth of earlier, hard-to-find sides. Plus, the set features a 148 page book on Chano – plus snippets of anecdotes and some unreleased recordings! CD
(Out of print, includes original slipcase and book.)

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✨✧ Jose MangualTribute To Chano Pozo ... CD
True Ventures/Velvet, 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Way more than just a tribute to the legendary percussionist Chano Pozo – as the set's got a sophisticated 70s Latin jazz approach – and a style that goes way further than Pozo would have imagined during his early cubop experiments of the postwar years! Percussionist Jose Mangual Jr is wonderful here – extremely vibrant in his musicianship, both rhythmic and melodic throughout – and interlocked with additional percussion players Milton Cardona, Julio Castro, Jimmy Sabater, and Louie Mangual – who all resonate color and groove as strongly as the leader! Jose sings a bit, but the real focus is on the rhythms – which are as bold and upfront as on some of the classic Latin Percussion label records of the late 70s – leaving only a bit of trumpet from Raymond Gonzalez and piano from Alfredo Rodriguez to pick up parts of the tunes. Titles include "Manteca 77", "Down To Basics", "Sonando Con Puerto Rico", "Sambala", and "Guaguanco Chano". CD

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