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Santos, John Quintet / Papa Mambo
Album:Papa Mambo Collection:Jazz
Artist:Santos, John Quintet Added:Aug 2007
Label:Machete Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-08-12 Pull Date:2007-10-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 14Oct 7Sep 23Sep 16Sep 9Sep 2Aug 26Aug 19

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Papa Mambo

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-08-11 
Machete, 2007

LATIN JAZZ – After 20+ years leading his acclaimed big band (the Machete Ensemble), this Bay Area percussionist debuts his new small group… bringing 20 guests along for the ride. A very fine mix of Puerto Rican and Cuban styles, with some excellent performances.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7

1. 7:25 – soulful groove: chant, great trumpet & lead vox, relaxed timbales
2. 5:43 – happy descarga: nice bass solo, graceful flute, jamming percussion
3. 5:13 – rolling midtempo: friendly flute, cool trumpet, piano, timbales solos
4. 6:15 – New Orleans groove: great opening, trumpet solos, scat vocals!
5. 5:15 – Afro-Cuban: chant & flute over modern groove, nice percussion
6. 5:20 – happy Cuban tune, an upbeat conversation with warm vocals
7. 5:29 – lovely lullaby over a Puerto Rican rhythm; throaty lead vocal
8. 5:36 – sweetly rolling tune, sing-song flute melody, serious breaks
9. 6:53 – elegant danzón-mambo with violins, dramatic piano break
10. 7:07 – romantic vocal, busy percussion, trumpet breaks, large chorus

[ Fo ] 11-Aug-07

Track Listing
1.Papa Mambo 6.Guarare
2.Tercer Grado 7.Duermete
3.Second Wind 8.Raices Al Cielo
4.Laneology 9.Mi Nina
5.Alabi Oyo 10.Para Que Niegas