Milton Cardona —
Bembe ... LP American Clave, 1986. Near Mint- ...
An excellent set by Latin percussionist Milton Cardona – very rootsy, with a spare Afro Cuban sound that reminds us a bit of the Grupo Folklorico y Experimental, although perhaps stripped down even more. Much of the album features Cardona's percussion group working through songs dedicated to ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best Latin jazz LPs of the time, with a crack lineup that includes Hilton Ruiz, Steve Turre, Milton Cardona, and Jerry himself on trumpet. Highlights include a great version of Wayne Shorter's "Nefertiti", Monk's "Evidence", "Caravan", and a goofy take on ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really unique blend of Jazz, Latin, and world music influences – and one of the first albums ever by Kip Hanrahan! Hanrahan's records are always better than we expect – and we really have to give him credit for mixing together so many diverse influences, especially in the early 80s, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Always the master storyteller, Kip Hanrahan turns his unique musical vision to source material from 1001 Arabian Nights – interweaving stories from the text with jazz-based expression, augmented by spoken and vocal passages. Carmen Lundy sings quite a bit on the record – which is a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pretty interesting album – one in which a host of jazz and rock players pay set music to texts written by consciousness-raiser/sci-fi author Ishmael Reed. There's a few goofy moments on the set, but if you've read Reed's work, you'll also know that goofiness and oddity are part of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and a promo sticker on back.)