Prieto, Dafnis Big Band / Back To The Sunset
Album: Back To The Sunset   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Prieto, Dafnis Big Band   Added:Jul 2018
Label:Dafnison Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-07-27 Pull Date: 2018-09-28 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 30 Sep 23 Sep 16 Sep 9 Aug 19 Aug 12 Aug 5 Jul 29
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Recent Airplay
1. Sep 27, 2018: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
The Triumphant Journey
4. Sep 09, 2018: Clean Copper Radio
The Triumphant Journey
2. Sep 16, 2018: Hanging in the bone yard
Una Vez Mas
5. Sep 06, 2018: No Cover, No Minimum
Una Vez Mas
3. Sep 13, 2018: No Cover, No Minimum
Danzonish Potpourri
6. Aug 17, 2018: Old Fart at Play
Two For One

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-07-19
Reviewed: 2018-07-18
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Dafnis Prieto has always been one to think big in his music, but this is the first time he’s opted to actually go big. For this dynamic date, the drummer-composer assembled a 17-piece big band that proves more than capable of alternately playing with heat and heart, meeting this music’s complex rhythmic demands and delivering its wide-ranging harmonic specifications. Each track is like a series of movements with shifting melodies & tempos.
If You Like: Chico O’Farrill, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Una Vez Mas (7:28) – percussion starts> uptempo jam> percussion solo> piano solo> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
2/ The Sooner The Better (9:04) – piano starts, slow & quiet> slow jam> slowly builds to midtempo jam> sax solo> midtempo jam slows to slow jam> trumpet solo swings back to uptempo jam & slows again> melody shift> midtempo jam> sax solo swings into uptempo jam> crescendo end
*3/ Out Of The Bone (9:34) – sax solo starts slowly & hesitating> midtempo jam swings into rocking uptempo Latin jam> shifting melodies, still uptempo> trombone solo> uptempo jam> trumpet solo> intersecting solos> uptempo jam> pause> melody shift> uptempo jam> quick stop
*4/ Back To The Sunset (7:29) – horns start slow> slow jam> gorgeous sax solo (guest Henry Threadgill)> slow jam> slow fade
*5/ Danzonish Potpourri (10:11) – drums/percussion starts> fast jam> sax solo slows to midtempo jam> melody shift> uptempo jam> bass solo> piano solo> slow jam> fade> pause> uptempo jam builds to crescendo & slows to midtempo jam> melody shift> piano solo> slow build to a crescendo> midtempo jam> crescendo> accordion solo> crescendo & stop
6/ Song For Chico (7:28) – electric piano starts> midtempo jam> sax solo (guest Steve Coleman)> trumpet solo> drum solo> uptempo jam with drums/percussion interspersed> shifts to slow jam with bird sounds> sax solo> uptempo crescendo end
7/ Prelude Para Rosa (8:04) – piano trio starts uptempo> uptempo jam with flute up front> melody shift> uptempo jam with horns up front> melody shift> uptempo jam with flute up front> sax solo> midtempo jam> slow crescendo end
*8/ Two For One (9:16) – drums/horns start> uptempo jam gets wild & wooly> piano/percussion duet> uptempo jam> crescendo> uptempo jam> burning sax solo> melody shift> uptempo jam> sax solo with percussion> slows to a pause> midtempo piano solo swings uptempo> uptempo jam> drum solo> uptempo jam> crescendo> burst of percussion> quick stop
*9/ The Triumphant Journey (6:50) - percussion starts slow, quickly ramps up into uptempo jam> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> sax solo slows to midtempo then swings back up to uptempo jam> melody shift> uptempo jam with trombone up front> melody shift> uptempo jam with waves of sound> crescendo end

Track Listing
1. Una Vez Mas   5. Danzonish Potpourri
2. The Sooner The Better   6. Song For Chico
3. Out Of The Bone   7. Prelude Para Rosa
4. Back To The Sunset   8. Two For One
  9. The Triumphant Journey