Re: [thewire] Redux: free latin jazz?
>At 9:29 PM +0300 8/25/04, sarah-michelle geller wrote:Okay, lemme see what I can do here off the top of my head:
>>checking out jazz releases on amazon.com, i came across 'garvey's ghost'
>>by max roach and wondered - does free LATIN jazz exist?
>* Jason Witherspoon <arzachel@...>:
>>Aw heck yeah. I'd recommend picking up a boatload of Eddie Palmieri
>>& Ray Barretto records first. Pretty much everything both of them
>>did from '67-'75 is amazing. If you want really OUT THERE, start
>>w/Palmieri's Live @ the University of Puerto Rico.
>>A lot of my favorite latin stuff isn't strictly latin jazz, but hard
>>salsa/boogaloo that veers into jazzier or more "out" territories.
>>Will compile a shortlist if anyone seems interested--
>Knowing some of your music interests from Kozmi, downtempo & elsewhere
>I would certainly be interested in a shortlist, as well as your top
>2 or 3 Palmieri & Barretto LPs (avail. on CD) from the above period.
Johnny Colon _Boogaloo Blues_
Joe Cuba _Bustin' Out_
Fania All-Stars _Latin-Soul-Rock_
Orchestra Harlow _El Exigente_ (or _Everybody's
Got Something to Hide Except for Me & My Monkey_)
King Nando _Shing-a-Ling with King Nando & his Orchestra_
Latinaires _Camel Walk_
Sabu Martinez _Afro Temple_
Louie Ramirez _Ali Baba_
Pete Rodríguez y su Conjunto _Latin Boogaloo_
Bobby Valentin _Let's Turn On/Arrebatarnos_
I've given my favorite album of the moment from
most of my favorite artists in the genre, which
should be a good jumping off point. Just as
almost all of the above have a dispensable ballad
or two, they also have numerous smoking descargas
& son montuños (my favorite styles).
I've left off amazing bands like Sapo, Seguida,
Chango, Nico Gomez, Black Sugar, & Tierra coz
they're way more Latin rock-- but they're all
firmly rooted enough that they'd probably make a
good transition from a rockist stance to the hard
salsa/boogaloo bands above.
Good sources for this stuff:
Hope that helps!
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