Brass Roots / Purple Cha-Cha Heels
Album:Purple Cha-Cha Heels Collection:Jazz
Artist:Brass Roots Added:Jun 2003
Label:Accurate Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-07-14 Pull Date:2003-09-15 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 14Aug 24Aug 3Jul 27Jul 20

Recent Airplay
1.Sep 27, 2003:Morning Glory
Fajita Fajardo
4.Jul 29, 2003:No Cover, No Minimum (expanded edition)
Purple Cha Cha Heels
2.Sep 12, 2003:Memory Select
Free for a Dollar
5.Jul 28, 2003:Fly By Night
3.Aug 22, 2003:Memory Select
6.Jul 22, 2003:No Cover, No Minimum
Purple Cha Cha Heels

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-07-09 
A cross between street jazz (think New Orleans brass) and Latin jazz. Pleasant, friendly and fun, although not as wacky as the song titles might suggest.

Instrumentation consists entirely of horns and Latin percussion -- high energy but very pared down, giving it a field-recording/third-world kind of sound (albeit cleanly recorded in New England). The ensemble is good and tight, but the sound gets monotonous in large doses.

1- Peacefully playful, an early-morning kind of brightness
3- Midtempo minor key, nice beat. Snaky sax solo
4- Happy Carnival piece
6- Fast and busy
7- Fast energy; series of riffs
8- Big and flamboyant; mid/fast
9- Fast melodrama, with piano
10- Dirge
11- Upbeat, mid/fast, with flute
15- Midtempo tango

Track Listing
1.A Day in the Life of An Afro 8.Compay Pongase Duro
2.Free for a Dollar 9.Merengana
3.Purple Cha Cha Heels 10.Those Who Trespass ...
4.Carnival 11.Kick Your Culo
5.Fajita Fajardo 12.Chachita
6.Cruzin' 13.Chan
7.Let It Slide 14.Tjader Dude
 15.When Elephants Fly