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Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis / Una Noche Con Ruban Blades
Album:Una Noche Con Ruban Blades Collection:Jazz
Artist:Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Added:11/2018
Label:Blue Engine Records 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-11-05 
Reviewed: 2018-11-05
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: We all knew vocalist Rubén Blades knew his way around the clave, the rhythmic pattern that propels the Afro-Cuban dance music he's known for. Here he proves he can also swing a big band jazz tune with an easy flair. This CD introduces a side of Blades that expands his vocal prowess while acknowledging that jazz and Afro-Cuban music have always been very close cousins.
If You Like: Tito Puente, Mario Bauza, Tony Bennett
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ spoken introduction
*2/ Ban Ban Quere (6:31) - piano/percussion starts> uptempo jam & song>crescendo end
3/ Too Close For Comfort (5:56) - > uptempo jam & song> quick stop
*4/ El Cantante (8:44) – horns/percussion start> midtempo jam & song> swings uptempo & mellows again> crescendo end
*5/ I can’t Give You Anything But Love (6:41) – full band starts> uptempo jam & song> slow fade
6/ Apoyate En Mi Alma (5:54) – horns start> slow song> slow fade
*7/ Pedro Navaja (8:10) – percussion horns start uptempo, then slows to slow song with solo percussion accompaniment> then swings uptempo with full band> quick stop
8/ Begin The Beguine (7:39) – horns/percussion start> uptempo jam & song> quick stop
*9/ Sin Tu Carino (7:49) – full band stats> uptempo jam & song> slows to fade
10/ Ruben’s Medley: Ligra Elena/ El Numero 6/ Juan Pachanga (12:06) – percussion starts> midtempo jam & song> melody shifts uptempo> melody shift to uptempo song> crescendo end
11/ Patria (6:59) – percussion starts> midtempo jam> fade

Track Listing
1.Carlos Enriquez Introduction 6.Apoyate En Mi Alma
2.Ban Ban Quere 7.Pedro Navaja
3.Too Close For Comfort 8.Begin The Beguine
4.El Cantante 9.Sin Tu Carino
5.I Can't Give You Anything But Love 10.Ruben's Medley: Eligia Elena/ El Numero 6/ Juan Pahjanga
 11.Patria