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Blues for Yemaya

Artist: Mark Alban Lotz
Mark Alban Lotz - Blues for Yemaya CD
Label: Via Jazz
Regular Price: $20.95
On Sale For: $10.48 
Year: 1998
Format: CD

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Chango in the Dark

For Cosme and Damian

True fans of Afro-Cuban jazz and folk music will love this CD! Recommended to students of Afro-Cuban folklore and music. (Jazz review)

This music combines the passion of religious chants, the authentic swing of caribean tradition and the masculine solidity of jazz with the authentic attraction of the mix of that whole. (Jazz Nu)

JazzReview.com:   True fans of Afro-Cuban jazz and folk music will love this CD. The Dutch jazz group is joined by a Cuban assembly of voices and percussionists. Together, they fuse European jazz with Afro-Cuban rhythms and songs of the Santeria religion. The jazz group. "Lotz of Music" is led by flautist, Mark Alban Lotz and includes Maarten Ornstein, reeds; Stefan Schmid, piano; Jos Machtel, bass, tuba, trombone; and Stefan Kruger, drums. The Cuban group of 14 is led by vocalist/percussionist Javier Campos Martinez. The European musicians are all veterans of the International Jazz Festival circuit and are based at Hilversum, Netherlands. For this session, the compositions were arranged in order to make both ensembles feel comfortable. Recorded in Havana, the tracks are based upon melodies and rhythms dedicated to specific gods of the Yoruba Orisha pantheon. This CD is recommended to students of Afro-Cuban folklore and music. A nice booklet is included.

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Alexis Zayas, Amalia Pedroso, Lilian Vieira, Jazmin Saavedra, Xiomara Larringa (vocals); Jose Pilar Suarez, Javier Campos Martinez (vocals, bata, drums, congas, hand percussion); Jorge Nunez Menocal (vocals, bata drums, congas, hand percussion); Sjahain During (bata drums, hand percussion); Rodolfo Munoz Ramirez, Miguel Diaz (congas); Jos de Haas (African Djembe, vocals); Mark Alban Lotz (c flute, alto flute, bass flute, vocals); Maarten Ornstein (clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor sax); Stefan Schmid (piano); Jos Machtel (acoustic bass, tuba, valve trombone); Stefan Kruger (drum set, hand percussion)
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