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Alegria, Gabriel Afro Peruvian Sextet / Diablo En Brooklyn
Album:Diablo En Brooklyn Collection:Jazz
Artist:Alegria, Gabriel Afro Peruvian Sextet Added:10/2017

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-10-12 Pull Date:2017-12-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:3 Dec26 Nov29 Oct

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 16, 2017:Music Casserole
4.Oct 28, 2017:Old Fart at Play
The Brooklyn Suite: Part 1
2.Nov 30, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
The Brooklyn Suite: Part 2
5.Oct 26, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
El Norte
3.Nov 23, 2017:Old Fart at Play
Part 3: The Brooklyn Suite

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-10-05 
Reviewed: 2017-10-05
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none

Review: And now for something completely different! This dynamic ensemble explores the affinities between modern jazz and the Afro-Latin influences in Peru. It is often dazzling & challenging at the same time. All originals except #5.
If You Like: Roy Hargrove, Igor Stravinsky, Jon Hassell, Nana Vasconcelos
Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Caras II (3:47) - strong percussion/piano start> almost tribal & orchestral at the same time> uptempo jam> trumpet solo swings into fast tempo> quick stop
*2/ Part 3: The Brooklyn Suite (4:15) - percussion starts> midtempo funky jam> interplay between guitar & horns> midtempo jam> quick stop
3/ Buscandos A Huevito (8:53) - percussion starts> slow tempo hesitating jam swings uptempo on percussion solo> sax solo> percussion/bass duet> trumpet solo> fade
*4/ The Brooklyn Suite: Part 2 (5:05) - bass starts slow & swings to midtempo with many shouts & laughter and heavy percussion> slows on bass/percussion duet> quick stop
*5/ Summertime (12:25) - voices start with guitar> midtempo jam> trumpet solo. midtempo jam slows to slow tempo, then swings back> guitar solo> midtempo jam> trumpet solo> midtempo jam with cha cha rhythmn> quick stop
6/ Part 4: The Brooklyn Suite (4:34) - bass starts slow & swings uptempo> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> uptempo jam> piano/bass duet> horns blare> uptempo jam> false stop> quick stop
*7/ North (5:48) - percussion starts> uptempo jam> guitar solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
*8/ The Brooklyn Suite Part 1 (5:00) - piano starts> swinging uptempo jam> trumpet solo> trumpet solo> uptempo jam slows to midtempo then swings back up & quick stop

Track Listing
1.Caras Il 5.Summertime
2.Part 3: The Brooklyn Suite 6.Part 4: The Brooklyn Suite
3.Buscando A Huevito 7.El Norte
4.The Brooklyn Suite: Part 2 8.The Brooklyn Suite: Part 1