Friday, March 23, 2012

Mongo Santamaria - Up From The Roots

Year : 1972
Label : Atlantic
Genre : Latin Jazz
Style : Afro Cuban Jazz

Precursor of Afro Cuban Jazz, Mongo Santamaria, also known as a main figure of fusion between Afro Cuban Rhythms and Soul music, was the great composer of the standard Afro-Blue, the John Coltrane'  performance being the most famous. Up from the Roots, thirty years after his first work as a leader, explores the African origins of Caribbean music, more precisely a Afro Cuban & Latin Jazz project with a combo of traditional african instruments. Titles include the Afro-Latin percussion suite, the cuban music Para Ti and the funky 'Big Bang' Jose Outside.

Mongo Santamaria_congas drums
Papaito Muñoz_bongos & bell
Julito Callazo_bata drum, chéquere, conga drums, tambourine
Pablo Rosario_bongos & bell
Carter Jefferson & Bill Saxon_saxophone
Lew Soloff & Jon Faddis_trumpet
Eddy Martinez_keyboards
Eddie Rivera_bass
Steve Barrios_drums

01. Ebora (Yeza)
02. En La Habana (Guaguanco)
03. Conga, Bata, Y Chequere (Lucumi & Mambo)
      Me Buele La Muele (Columbia)
      Eco (Bembe)
      Abacua (Abacua)
04. Pan De Maiz (Conga)
05. Para Ti
06. Sofrito
07. Little Angel
08. Virtue
09. Jose Outside
10. Forked Tongue
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