Ochoa, Luis Mario & Friends / Cimmaron
Album: Cimmaron   Collection:World
Artist:Ochoa, Luis Mario & Friends   Added:Nov 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-03-05 Pull Date: 2006-05-07 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Apr 16 Apr 9 Apr 2 Mar 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 22, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
Lamento Cubano
4. Apr 04, 2006: Blues at the Cafe Bohemian
Lamento Cubano
2. May 11, 2006: One World's Moon in Pisces
5. Mar 28, 2006: at the Cafe Bohemian
Lamento Cubano
3. Apr 11, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
Como Penelope
6. Mar 08, 2006: Afro Rhythms

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-03-02
Cuban born, now based in Canada. Delicious Latin jazz from his nonet, with occasional guests sitting in. Tracks range from Cuban and American classics to original tunes. All marked by his warm vocals, tight arrangements, hot horns, lively percussion, and a rich, sophisticated sound. It’s solid big band jazz, that makes me wish I was in a nightclub. With lots of drinkies.

*1. Lively and swinging uptempo son w/great trumpet break.
2. Clarinet-led samba (by Paquito D’Rivera) instrumental. So good!
*3. 30s classic , midtempo dance w/nice horns/piano/perc.
4. Mancini goes Latin. Jazzy, midtempo rework w/good piano.
5. Horns/perc/sax/guitar, instru. Mid/uptempo.
*6. Gorgeous ballad duet w/his dad. Sigh…
*7. Jazzy, upbeat son w/flamenco hints.
8. Another classic updated w/big vocals & lots of flair. Upbeat.
*9. Strong, midtempo mambo w/a late night, small club feel.
10. Brassy, mid/uptempo love song. Paco, I want to dance!

Track Listing
1. Como Penelope   6. Alma Con Alma
2. To Brenda With Love   7. Mestizos
3. Lamento Cubano   8. Old Devil Moon
4. Days Of Wine And Roses   9. Bacuranao
5. Afro-Cuban Chant   10. Declaracion De Amor