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Chano Pozo With Dizzy GillespieManteca – The Real Birth Of Cubop – Historic Live Recordings ... CD
Tumbao (Spain), 1948. Used ... $6.99
A crackling set – recorded in 1948, a seminal year for bop, Latin jazz, and the Cubop fusion of the two idioms! The group on the set features Dizzy's combo with congolero Chano Pozo, the brilliant talent who worked with Diz to Latinize his sound, and take the bebop groove to a whole new audience. The first 7 tracks on the CD are from a live concert in Pasadena – featuring players Dave Burns, James Moody, Ernie Henry, Diz, and Cano – on tracks that include "Emanon", "Cool Ya Roo", "Stay On It", "Good Bait", and "Manteca". The next 9 tracks were recorded at the Royal Roost in New York – by the same group, plus Johnny Hartman vocals on one track. Titles include "Taboo", "The Squirrel", "I Should Care", "Guarachi Guaro", and "Oo Pop A Da". CD
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✨✧ Francisco AguabellaHitting Hard ... CD
CuBop, 1977. Used ... $14.99
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Francisco AguabellaH2O ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest new albums from this legendary conga player! Although Francisco Aquabella is probably best known to Dusty Groove customers for his 70's funk classic "Hitting Hard", or his work with the group Malo – in recent years, he's emerged as quite an important player on the Latin jazz scene, and is starting to return to the recording scene in a strong way. This album slightly predates Aguabella's current efforts for Cubop, but it's a similar session, with an excellent Latin jazz groove, and a moody mellow feel that shows Aquabella's heritage as a west coast Latin player. Charles Owens is in the band on reeds, and most of the tracks are instrumentals, with only occasional vocal choruses. The Latin Jazz component of the album is very very strong – and this is a totally satisfying session throughout! Titles include "Short History", "Intensity", "Wood Place", and "Nena". 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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✨✧ Machito & His Afro CubansRitmo Caliente (4CD box set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s/Early 50s. Used 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great document of the genius of Machito – 4CDs worth of material, dating from the early 40s on up through his famous Latin jazz years of the late 40s and early 50s! The set's nicely divided into segments, with disc 1 comprising early sides, disc 2 featuring bop-influenced tunes, disc 3 featuring straighter late 40s Latin, and disc 4 featuring a version of Machito's famous Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite! The set's a bit slim on notes, but features a huge amount of great music – 73 tracks in all, in a great box package! Titles include "Holiday Mambo", "Tu Felicidad", "Asia Minor", "Sopa De Pichon", "Rumba En Swing", "Bucabu", "Howard's Blues", "Cubop City", and "Que Me Pasa". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ 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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