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Hernandez, Oscar & Alma Libre / Love the Moment
Album:Love the Moment Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hernandez, Oscar & Alma Libre Added:04/2020
Label:Origin 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-04-02 
Reviewed: 2020—04-02
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Pianist Hernandez Is the director of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Here he performs with a tight-knit sextet. His compositions reflect the traditions of Afro-Cuban jazz, but he adds his own special sauce to the mix.
If You Like: Chucho Valdez, Arturo O’Farrill
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Otro Nivel (4:53) – trumpet/piano starts> uptempo jam> crescendo end
**2/ Love The Moment (6:05) – cymbals/piano start> midtempo jam> quick stop
3/ Latino Jazz (5:57) – piano starts slow, swings uptempo> quick stop
*4/ Danzon For Lisa (5:17) – piano/flute start> midtempo jam swings uptempo> quick stop
5/ Mi Cancion Para Ti (4:53) – drums/ piano start> midtempo jam builds to uptempo> quick stop
6/ Silent Prayers (6:08) – piano starts> midtempo jam> fade
*7/ Alternate Roots (5:08) – horns start> midtempo jam> quick stop
8/ Sentimiento De Amor (5:23) – piano starts> slow tempo jam> slow fade
9/ Groove For Peace (4:22) – sax starts> midtempo jam> quick stop
*10/ Mindful Thoughts (5:58) – bass starts> midtempo jam swings uptempo> quick stop


Track Listing
1.Otro Nivel 6.Silent Prayers
2.Love the Moment 7.Alternate Roots
3.Latino Jazz 8.Sentimiento De Amor
4.Danzon for Lisa 9.Groove for Peace
5.Mi Cancion Es Para Ti 10.Mindful Thoughts