Cover image for Cuban blues the Chico O'Farrill sessions.
Title:
Cuban blues the Chico O'Farrill sessions.
Author:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Norgran Records ; New York, N.Y. : Manufactured and marketed by Verve Records, [1996]

℗1996
Physical Description:
2 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Norgran Records: 314 533 256-2 (314 533 257-2--314 533 258-2).

Interview of O'Farrill by Ben Young and program notes by Oscar Hijuelos in English ([20] p. : ports.) inserted in container.

Compact disc.
Language:
Spanish
Contents:
Avocadoes (2:43) -- Taboo (2:52) -- JATP mambo (2:46) -- Duerme (2:45) -- Almendra (2:38) -- The disappearance (2:56) -- Cuban blues (3:05) -- Sin titulo (2:27) -- Dance one (3:14) -- Bright one (2:34) -- Flamingo (3:36) -- Last one (2:54) -- Tierra va tembla (3:01) -- Vamos pa la rumba (2:39) -- Mambo korula (3:07) -- Frizilandia (2:27) -- Peanut vendor (2:33) -- Ill wind : (You're blowin' me no good) (2:48) -- Malagueña (3:14) -- Castígala (3:12) -- The second Afro-Cuban jazz suite (16:46) -- Havana special (3:03) -- Carioca (3:05) -- Fiesta time (3:16) -- Heat wave (3:35) -- It ain't necessarily so (3:14) -- Guess what (2:57) -- Cry baby blues (2:49) -- Lamento (2:39) -- You stepped out of a dream (2:35) -- Cachita (2:34) -- Rumbonsito (2:18) -- Te quiero dijiste (2:21) -- Siboney (2:48) -- Angels' flight (2:27) -- Trea palabras (2:26) -- No te importe saber (2:18) -- Vaya con Dios (2:57) -- Pianarabatibiri (2:20) -- L.A. mambo (2:11) -- Quiéreme mucho (2:28) -- More mambo (2:50) -- Mambo for Bunto (2:13) -- Botellero (2:39) -- Afro-Cuban jazz suite (17:14).
UPC:
731453325623
Format :
Music CD

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For any and all Latin jazz collectors, casual or serious, this is a fabulous deal, for it gathers together no less than six exceedingly rare Chico O'Farrill Clef and Norgran 10" albums, plus one under Machito's name, onto a slimline two-CD set. It will also come as a revelation to anyone who might scoff at anything associated with the 1950s mambo craze, for these discs reveal O'Farrill as a sophisticated, even daring arranger/composer who reached beyond merely providing a beat for dancers. Many of these charts -- whether for the brief, dance-oriented Latin numbers; ultra-familiar standards like "Malaguena" and "The Peanut Vendor"; or jazz tunes -- are loaded with intricate figures and striking harmonies obviously gleaned from classical study, all crisply executed with a brash, shiny edge by his Afro-Cuban groups and bands staffed by American jazzmen. Occasionally, he even conjures a delicate, classical ambience from a number like "Angels' Flight" (named after Los Angeles' legendary downtown funicular). The apotheosis of O'Farrill's experiments are his two full-blown, groundbreaking Afro-Cuban jazz suites. The first features Flip Phillips and the redoubtable Charlie Parker as soloists within the Machito band, and the second is even bolder in its zigzag journey through the classical, Latin, and jazz camps. Yet for all of his erudition, O'Farrill never forgets to ask for madly percolating Afro-Cuban grooves from his rhythm teams -- which clinches the deal for any Latin music fan. ~ Richard S. Ginell