Wednesday, August 21, 2013



One of the greatest jazz experiments in 60s Spain – classic material that features the group of saxophonist Pedro Iturralde working with electric guitar played in a fluid flamenco style – mixed up here in a mode that really creates a whole new genre unto itself! The guitarist here is billed as Paco De Algeciras, but is actually a young Paco DeLucia – a player who really gets the boldness of Iturralde's experiments, and is more than happy to step aside at points and let Pedro deliver some of his best solo work on record – really tremendous lines on both tenor and soprano sax that seem to go past any of the other 60s albums we've heard from him! Yet the guitar is wonderful too – often given a space to break out on its own, in a mode that's so personal and poetic, it adds yet a whole other unexpected level to the record. Rhythms are often modal, working perfectly for the setting – and the group also features Paul Grassel on piano, Eric Peter on bass, and Peer Wyboris on drums – plus a bit of trombone from Dino Piana on a few tracks too. CD features both Jazz Flamenco and Jazz Flamenco Vol 2, released in '67 and '68: titles include "Zorongo Gitano", "Cafe De Chintas", "Soleares", "Ianda Jaleoi", "Bulerias", "Adios Granada", "Homenaje A Granados", and "Las Morillas De Jaen".  ~ Dusty Groove


Beautiful interplay between the guitars of Ricardo Silveira and Roberto Taufic – a set that draws on countless strands of acoustic instrumentation from decades past, yet finds a way to wrap the whole thing together with a freshness that comes through right from the very first note! Both players are clearly well-skilled from a technical perspective, yet have a way of also reaching for color and tone in just the right way – creating this resonant quality that's way more than just the sum of their two instruments. Titles include "Depois De Chuva", "Moon River", "Her Eyes", "Cats", "Segredos", and "Tinha Uma Dona Ali".  ~ Dusty Groove


Silvetti (born Juan Fernando Silvetti Adorno) was an Argentine pianist, composer, conductor, arranger and record producer who predominantly worked in the jazz and Latin music fields during a varied career lasting over 3 decades. As a teenager Silvetti formed his own jazz quartet where he honed his skills before, at the age of 21 in 1965, moving to Spain to work as a session musician at some of the country’s most popular jazz clubs. In the early 70’s he moved in to composing and arranging after a move back across the Atlantic to Mexico. After returning to Spain in the mid 1970’s Silvetti started recording his contemporary instrumental compositions, as arranger and conductor, and soon came to the attention of the successful Salsoul record label that signed Silvetti in 1976 and released the single "Spring Rain.” This fully orchestrated, lush, sensual instrumental Disco track was given the re-mix treatment by the legendary Tom Moulton which helped the track fill dance floors across the world with its accessible Euro-Disco sound and achieve a peak of #4 Disco, #77 R&B and #39 Pop on the Billboard charts in March of 1977. "The Sensuous Sound Of Silvetti: Spring Rain” to give this album its full title, was released in 1977 to follow the success of the single and showcases the experience Silvetti had gained through his career and travels to stunning effect. These smooth grooves, rich in orchestration, show Silvetti was clearly on top of his game, with standout tracks like "A Smile At Dawn” and "Fortune Teller” being the perfect accompaniment to the summer months ahead. Silvetti went on to record many more albums as artist, musician and producer working with musicians from Placido Domingo to Paul Anka and the cream of the Latin music world. In 2003 he won the Grammy for best Latin music producer only months before he passed away at the age of 59. This new release from BBR is expertly re-mastered and complete with extensive liner notes and bonus track. ~

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