|Berroa, Ignacio Trio / Straight Ahead From Havana|
|Add Date:||2017-08-03|| ||Pull Date:||2017-10-05|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||6 Aug|
Review: Berroa was Dizzy Gillespie's drummer in the 80s. Here he brings to the fore popular Cuban genres that were popular in the 50s and puts anew jazz spin on each one. His trio is right in the groove.
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Track Review (favorites denoted by*): *1/ Alma Con Alma (7:15) - piano starts> midtempo swings to uptempo> crescendo end 2/ La Tarde (4:05) - piano starts> midtempo> false stop> crescendo end *3/ Drume Negrita (5:14) - bass starts> uptempo> wild jam> false stop> quick end 4/ No Te Importe Saber (6:59) piano starts> slow tempo> fade 5/ Negro De Sociedad (3:29) piano starts> uptempo with vocals like a celebration> slows to a slow song> swings to midtempo & goes out as uptempo celebration *6 Deja Que Siga Solo (5:13) - piano starts> uptempo start slows to slow tempo and back> bass solo> quick fade 7/ Los Tres Golpes (3:22) - piano starts> uptempo with lots of percussion> quick stop *8/ Si Me Pudieras Querer (7:40) piano starts> midtempo slows to a slow tempo> crescendo end *9/ Nuestras Vidas (2:53) - piano starts> slow tempo> slow fade 10/ Me Recordaras (7:39) drums start> fast tempo> quick fade