A really great album from the Venezuelan scene of the late 60s – a set that was issued around the same time as the younger Latin Soul scene were coming up in New York – delivered with a youthful vibe that certainly matches the spirit of that generation! Frank and his group work in a much wider array of styles – small combo Latin mixed with some tropical touches – delivered with lots of percussion at the core, piano from Frank himself, and twin vocals from Miguel Marcano and Tomas Tovar – who soar out over the tunes with a wonderful sense of interplay! The recording quality is great – filled with echo that makes even the simplest gestures burst out with a strong degree of power – and titles include "La Descarga De Frank", "Rumba De Salon", "Tu Orgullo", "El Boricua", "Rumba Pa El Solar", "Que Seas Asi", and "Mensaje De Paz". LP, Vinyl record album
A nice update of Angela Maria's older sound, with a bit of samba thrown into the mix – on titles that include "Fogo Do Morro", "Madrugada", "Saudade", "Janela", "Palmas No Portao", "Agora Sei", and "Aquele Meu Lugar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and a very small mark from an old sticker.)
Ingrid Jensen —
At Sea ... CD Artist Share, 2005. Used ...
Ingrid Jensen on trumpet and flugelhorn, Geoffrey Keezer on piano, Fender Rhodes, and keyboards, Lage Lund on guitar, Matt Clohesy on acoustic bass, Jon Wikan on drums, cajon, percussion, and palmas, and Hugo Alcazar on cajon, batajon, and djembe. CD
Subtle genius from Joe Henderson – a wonderfully laidback album that interweaves Latin rhythms, west coast soul jazz, and some slight electric touches – all in a mode that shows Henderson to be one of the deepest thinking players of his scene! All tracks are long and exploratory, without going too far out – and they're done here with a style that's gentler and more introspective than Henderson's first few electric records – but in a way that makes them even more complicated and deeply soulful. Players include Oscar Brashear, George Duke, Luis Gasca, Hadley Caliman, and Mark Levine – but Henderson's tenor is the main guiding force of the set – moodily exploring some wonderful space laid out on the tunes "All Things Considered", "Las Palmas", "Tres Palabras", and "Canyon Lady". CD