Malkiel, Rafi / My Island
Album: My Island   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Malkiel, Rafi   Added:Jul 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-09-02 Pull Date: 2007-11-04 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Oct 7 Sep 16 Sep 9
Airplays: 3 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 05, 2007: No Cover, No Minimum
Blue Bomba: Bomba, Blue Bomba: Blue
3. Sep 14, 2007: No Cover, No Minimum
Blue Bomba: Bomba, Blue Bomba: Blue
2. Oct 02, 2007: At the Cafe Bohemian
Danza Magica
4. Sep 07, 2007: No Cover, No Minimum
Danza Magica

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-09-01
(Pronounced: mal-key-EL) An Israeli-born Latin trombonist, now based in NY. It’s solid Latin jazz backed by a sassy/brassy band that’s heavy on the horns. A mix of instrumental & vocal tracks and standards and original compositions.

1. Upbeat, energetic Afro-Cuban dance w/some good solos.
*2. Muted intro, stylish downtempo Ellington classic. Retro coolness.
*3. Bouncy, bright fandango w/tripping melody.
4. A slow, lyrical bolero w/vocals.
5. Starts slow then picks up, w/bouncy clarinet. Sorta wiggly.
6. Slow and sweet Hoagy Charmichael classic given a Latin flair.
*7. Slow intro then a bright, upbeat dance w/vocals. Fun.
8. Slow 1:25 intro, can lead right into #9.
*9. Continuation of 8, a total party song. Brass, beats, energy.
10. Another short. Solo horns, slow & simple. Almost chamber-like.
11. Only :48. Tambourine percussion, can lead right into #12.
*12. Sweet & bright Brazilian choro w/a hint of swing.
*13. Slow, solo horn into then a hip, upbeat Cuban jam.

Track Listing
1. Gozambique   7. Coballende
2. Black And Tan Fantasy   8. Blue Bomba: Blue
3. Danza Magica   9. Blue Bomba: Bomba
4. Los Tres Juanes   10. Fuga, Fuga, Fuga
5. Nature Boy   11. Ze Hu Ze
6. Stardust   12. Choro For Anat
  13. Guajira Con Trombon