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Mongorama / Mongorama
Album:Mongorama Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mongorama Added:Jul 2011
Label:Saungu Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-07-31 Pull Date:2011-10-02 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 2Sep 25Sep 18Sep 4Aug 28Aug 21Aug 14Aug 7

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1.Jul 24, 2012:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon!
4.Sep 17, 2011:Rebop
Tin Marin
2.Sep 27, 2011:Markov's Playlist
5.Sep 03, 2011:Rebop
Guajira At The Blackhawk
3.Sep 24, 2011:Rebop
Guajira At The Blackhawk
6.Aug 26, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
No Molestes Mas

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-07-31 
Saungú, 2011

LATIN JAZZ – There’s a classic sound in this very cool tribute to the late, great jazz conguero Mongo Santamaria, with material drawn from the 1960s. It’s rich with old-school danceable rhythms, hopping flutes and violin accents, yet also updated enough to sound fresh. Good fun, but the first half of the disc is much stronger than the second half.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12

1. 5:39 – excellent rhythm & Hubert Laws flute glide; violin solo adds class
2. 4:51 – upbeat vocal, and a grooving Poncho Sanchez break in the middle
3. 6:18 – sexy relaxed-tempo groove with strong vocals & flute
4. 6:42 – upbeat mix of soulful boogaloo and breezy sway: sax solo gets hot
5. 5:13 – cool defiant sound: good vocals, steady rhythm, late flute solo
6. 6:12 – laid-back boogaloo: vocal in English drips with soul, violin solo
7. 4:50 – cute wiggle: catchy vocal riffing, sax takes over in second half
8. 5:56 – dreamy ballad with Hubert Laws flute and romantic vocal
9. 5:54 – light bounce with vocal chorus, piano & timbales spice it up a bit
10. 6:41 – dragging ballad, keyboards and sexy sax add a cheese factor
11. 6:33 – relaxed cha-cha beat: sunny vox & flute, Poncho Sanchez chills out
12. 5:23 – upbeat shimmy, nice Freddie Crespo voc, jamming timbales & flute

[ Fo ] 07/31/11

Track Listing
1.Bacoso 7.Palo Mayombe
2.Asi Es La Vida 8.Siempre En Ti
3.Las Guajiras 9.Que Maravilloso
4.Bluchanga 10.Cruzan
5.No Molestes Mas 11.Guajira At The Blackhawk
6.Bubba Boogaloo 12.Tin Marin