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Artist: Barretto, Ray
Title: La Cuna
Format: LP 180 Gram Vinyl
Label: SPEAKERS CORNER RECORDS
Catalog Number:9002
Barcode:4260019715104 itemnumber=1000122114
Price: $44.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: INTERNATIONAL
Release Date: 12/13/2017
Availability: Not Currently In Stock
Return Eligibility: NON-RETURNABLE
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Ray Barretto disliked his music being labeled 'Latin Jazz' - yet the album "La Cuna" is one of the most memorable of this genre, since it amalgamates the diverse moods of both Americas. In this album, the expertise of the legendary producer Creed Taylor is combined with an all-star ensemble and the supreme musicality of the skillful jazz percussionist Barretto to create a tightly-knit performance. The title-giving opening number sails along merrily with a salsa swing, but then the soaring flute melodies and the powerful piano improvisations cool down the Caribbean rhythms. How the players mingle driving patterns with delicate melodies to form beautiful song is demonstrated best in "Doloroso" and also in "Mambotango", whereby the latter exudes controlled coolness in the somewhat electric mood. John Tropea leans seemingly intentionally towards Santana and his art of guitar-playing, and this is further enhanced by the late Joe Farrell's phenomenal performance. A further tribute is paid to one of the greatest musicians ever to combine various styles and trends with a speeded-up version of Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise". To conclude: if not Latin Jazz, then definitely Latin AND Jazz.

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Release Format: LP         
Vinyl Weight: 180 grams
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