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Machito & His Afro CubansCubop City ... CD
Tumbao (Spain), 1949/1950. Used ... $9.99
Great early work from Machito! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Joe HolidayMambo Jazz ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work by a lesser-known 50s tenor great – and a wonderfully overstuffed package that features 23 tracks in all! Joe Holiday barely recorded as a leader in the 50s – but most of his work was done for the Prestige label, often in a Latinized mode that had Joe's tenor out front, and some hard-hitting percussion in the back! The overall style here is almost in the cubop mode – particularly that which surfaced on some of the better Verve sides of the time – as Joe's tone is lean and often modern, and supported by some great players that include Max Roach, Cecil Payne, Billy Taylor, Idrees Sulieman, and Eddie Bert – as well as Machito and a host of other percussionists. Most of the tracks on the set were only issued as rare 10" LPs or 78rpm singles – and the huge set list makes for a long-overdue look at this obscure 50s player! Titles include "Mambo Holiday", "Fiesta", "Chasin' The Bongo", "Cuban Nightingale", "Hello To You", "Blue Holiday", "Sleep", "Besame Mucho", "Donde", and "Joe Black Mambo". CD
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✨✧ MachitoMachito With Flute To Boot ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not just flute to boot – but a heck of a lot more jazz, too – thanks to a lineup that features Johnny Griffin on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and Herbie Mann on flute! The presence of the three players really make this set a cooker – quite possibly Machito's best Latin jazz album ever, and right up there with the more-familiar Kenya set! Like that one, this is a perfect blend of modes – a late 50s extension of the cubop vibe first started by Diz and Chano Pozo, taken to new territory, and really cooked up nicely in the process! Rhythms are nice and exotic – not the usual Machito groove, but way way more – and the jazz solos are what really sends the whole thing home. Herbie Mann wrote all the tracks – and titles include "Love Chant", "African Flute", "Carabunta", "Bacao", "Davis Cup", and "Afternoon Death". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousAmericans Sing Latin America 1935 to 1961 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
American singers respond to the rhythms of Latin America – but not in the way you might expect, as these aren't just conventional Latin numbers – but instead a great combination of jazz, swing, and Afro-Cuban modes! The music might well be seen as the more mainstream take on territory explored by modernists like Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker on their cubop recordings of the postwar years – and many of the numbers here are from the same period (the set's especially strong on late 40s/early 50s material) – with some earlier examples from the swing generation, and a few cuts from later years, when Brazilian and Caribbean grooves were coming into play a bit more too. As with other Fremeaux collections, the whole thing's a great overview of an overlooked genre – presented with a huge amount of tracks, and detailed notes in French and English. Titles include "Brazil" by Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby, "Corazon De Melon" by Rosemary Clooney, "Kingston Market" by Harry Belafonte, "Frenesi" by Anita O'Day, "Adios" by Mel Torme, "Mama Inez" by Nappy Lamare, "Ti Pi Tim" by Slim & Slam, "Desafinado" by Julie London, "Rosa Morena" by Jon Hendricks, "Shango" by Eartha Kitt, "Suas Maos" by Nat King Cole, "Te Quiero Dijiste" by Connie Francis, "Tico Tico" by Andrews Sisters, "Not Me" by Robert Mitchum, and "What A Difference A Day Makes" by Sarah Vaughan. CD
 
 
 



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