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Ann Reynolds/ Clave Gringa
Para Cuba Con Amor
 
Para Cuba Con Amor CD cover.

Tracks
01 – Songo borracho
02 – Casi Cubana
03 – Sol y luz
04 – La chica del malecón
05 – Con pasión
06 – Working through
07 – No necesito un nombre
08 – Espíritu
09 – Fun-que
10 – Emergence
11 – La amistad

Length: 55:28
All compositions and arrangements by Ann Reynolds, except track 4 (composed by Ann Reynolds & Fernando Allende).

Musicians
Ann (Ann-ita) Reynolds: piano
Daniel Barry: trumpet & flugelhorn
Edsson Otero: congas on all tracks except 3, 4 & 10; batá on track 3; cajón on track 5; güiro on track 11
Ernesto Pediango: timbales & percussion on tracks 1, 2, 5, 7 & 11; bongó on track 6
Ben Verdier: bass on all tracks except 2, 4, 10 & 11

Guest Musicians
Ricardo Guity: bata (lya) on track 3; congas on track 8
Félix Enrique Valera Alarcón: cuatro & clave on track 4; coro on tracks 4, 5 & 9
Raul Félix Valera Alarcón: bass & coro on track 4
Ernesto Valera Alarcón: bell on tracks 1, 5, 7 & 8; bongó on track 4; coro on tracks 4, 5 & 9; maracas on track 6
Wilfredo Fuentes Céspedes: güiro on track on tracks 2 & 4; chékere on tracks 3 & 8; congas & timbales on track 4; coro on tracks 4, 5 & 9
Pedro Antonio Rodón Pérez: maracas & coro on track 4
Francisco Jr Medina: batá, conga & timbales on track 3; guagua & timbales on track 8
Makala Wengelewski-Romero: lead vocal; coro on tracks 4, 5 & 9
Naomi Siegel: tombone
Steve Smith: guataca on track 3; clave on track 8; bongó on track 10
Tobi Stone: clarinet & tenor sax
Alberto Pantaleon: bass on tracks 2 & 11
Ben Morrow: drum kit

Sample Track
Here's a sample track from Para Cuba Con Amor. This is Ann Reynolds' composition, Fun-que. (If you don't see the blue Click here to listen button below, make sure your browser's security preferences are set to allow plug-ins and that you have Apple's free QuickTime plug-in. Some browsers still won't display the button. In that case, click in the center of the box to reveal the player.)


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Website: www.clavegringa.com
Distribution: CDBaby

 
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Dee Bell & Marcos Silva
Silva • Bell • Elation
 
Silva • Bell • Elation CD cover.

Tracks
01 – Harvest moon
02 – I've got the world on a string
03 – Beijo partido/ Broken kiss
04 – Night in the city
05 – I will
06 – The face I love
07 – Nature boy
08 – Dreamer
09 – The world is falling down
10 – S'wonderful
11 – Midnight mood

Length: 43:56
All compositions and arrangements by Alex García.

Musicians
Dee Bell: vocals
Marcos Silva: piano & electric piano
Scott Thompson: electric bass
Phil Thompson: drums

Guest Musicians
Andy Narell: steel pans on tracks 2 & 7
Barry Finnerty: guitar on tracks 4 & 9
Chris Sullivan: saxophone on track 1

Sample Track
Here's a sample track from Silva • Bell • Elation. This is Antonio Carlos Jobim's composition, Dreamer with English lyrics by Gene Lees. (If you don't see the blue Click here to listen button below, make sure your browser's security preferences are set to allow plug-ins and that you have Apple's free QuickTime plug-in. Some browsers still won't display the button. In that case, click in the center of the box to reveal the player.)


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Website: www.deebell.net
Record label: Laser Records

 
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Alex García's AfroMantra
This Side of Mestizaje
 
This Side of Mestizaje CD cover.

Tracks
01 – Believe
02 – 11:11 spirit
03 – Mestizaje
04 – Azúl infinito
05 – Coltranesque
06 – Landscape of a thought
07 – Los Andes
08 – Purple man

Length: 61:14
All compositions and arrangements by Alex García.

Musicians
Alejandro Alex García: drums
Ole Mathisen: soprano saxophone
Ariel De La Portilla: electric bass
Mike Eckroth: Fender Rhodes

Sample Track
Here's a sample track from This Side of Mestizaje. This is Alex García's composition, Landscape of a thought. (If you don't see the blue Click here to listen button below, make sure your browser's security preferences are set to allow plug-ins and that you have Apple's free QuickTime plug-in. Some browsers still won't display the button. In that case, click in the center of the box to reveal the player.)


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Website: www.afromantraband.blogspot.com
Record label: AfroMantra Records & Latin Jazz USA Records

 


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