David Amram Havana / New York

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: Flying Fish Records

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Havana / New York (for Dizzy Gillespie)
  • Buy for $0.992.Para los Papines
  • Buy for $0.993.Broadway Reunion (Live)
  • 4.En Memoria de Chano Pozo (Live)

Product Description:

Personnel: David Amram (Spanish guitar, piano, wooden flutes, penny whistle, French horn, claves, percussion, pentatylic xylaphone); Jerry Dodgion, Paquito D'Rivera (alto saxophone); Billy Mitchell (tenor saxophone); George Barrow, Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Thad Jones (trumpet, flugelhorn); Arturo Sandoval (trumpet); Alfredo De La Fe (electric 5 string violin, percussion); Eddie Gomez, John Ore (bass); Billy Hart (drums); Candido, Oscar Valdes (congas); Ray Mantilla, Los Papines (congas, percussion); Johnny Rodriguez, Jr. (bongos, trumbeau); Nicky Morrero (timbales, percussion); Bonnie Koloc, Rahni Kugel, Illana Morillo and Patty Smyth (background vocals).
Recorded live at Broadway and 44th Streets, New York City, June, 1977 and in Havana, Cuba, May 18, 1977.
A very versatile player interested in combining folk music from other countries with jazz, David Amram has recorded surprisingly few records through the years as a leader. In fact, this excellent Flying Fish set was only his third album, and first since 1957. In 1977, several American musicians were able to travel to Cuba for a short visit, resulting in the lengthy "En Memoria de Chano Pozo," which matches Amram (on guitar, piano, flute, penny whistle, French horn, xylophone, and percussion) with an American rhythm section and two then-unknown Cubans: altoist Paquito D'Rivera and 20-year-old trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. Two other selections on the set mostly feature Americans (including trumpeter Thad Jones, baritonist Pepper Adams, and the tenor of Billy Mitchell) with some expatriate Cubans (including Candido and Ray Mantilla among the percussionists), while "Broadway Reunion" has Amram on flute sitting in with a visiting Cuban band on the streets of New York. This little-known release crosses several musical boundaries and is well-worth searching for. ~ Scott Yanow

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