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Jazz on the Latin Side All-Stars, Vol. 1

Artist: Jose Rizo & Jazz on the Latin Side All-Stars
Jose Rizo - Jazz on the Latin Side All-Stars Vol. 1 CD
Label: Cubop
Regular Price: $15.95
On Sale For: $6.38 
Year: 2001
Format: CD


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Those fortunate ones that attended this rare live recording on January 7, 2000 at "B. B. King's" have realized by now that they took part in an historical event, as it pertains to Latin jazz on the west coast. It was the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the "Jazz on the Latin Side" radio show on Jazz Radio KLON; and it was the birth of "The Jazz on the Latin Side All-Stars". From that incredible night of music came a new beginning. "The Jazz on the Latin Side All-Stars Vol. 1" and this CD, Vol. 2, document the entire wonderful Latin jazz session that will be remembered for years to come. The Jazz on the Latin Side All-Stars are much more than just a typical latin jazz band. They represent the coming together of the most celebrated and versatile Latin jazz musicians in Los Angeles. Beyond merely performing as a "loose-jam" all-star band, they rehearsed original compositions and performed with the punch of an errupting volcano. The beauty of this band is that they all love playing together. That spiritual unity is their magic; and the audience becomes a rich energy source, as you can witness from listening to this live recording. They are an all-star band developing a unique group sound, and that is very rare to hear. The wonderful arrangements from Joe Rotundi, Robert Incelli, and Francisco Torres greatly contribute to the tasty flavor and sound. The more they play together, the more that exciting sound will evolve. They remind me a little of the New York City-based Alegre All-Stars of the '60s.
Our luminaries are Francisco Aguabella, Al McKibbon, Poncho Sanchez, Justo Almario, and Alex Acuña, among an incredible cast of musicians that we are very proud of in Southern California. We know that the rest of the world will begin to recognize them, too.
"Descarga Borgers", arranged by Francisco Torres, is dedicated to my friends, brother and sister Ken and Helen Borgers, who have been popular personalities of Jazz Radio KLON for the past 20 years or so. "Jazz on the Latin Side", also arranged by Francisco Torres, was the result of Francisco's suggestion to come up with a funky cha cha cha to feature Poncho. "Mambo Niles", arranged by Robert Incelli, is a tribute to almost 50 years of entertaining and knowledgeable jazz broadcasting in Los Angeles from our radio legend Chuck Niles. Chuck loves to mix in a little Latin jazz with his straight-ahead jazz on the air, so we sometimes fondly call him "Carlitos Niles". He likes that name, and we have been extremely honored with his presence on KLON for the past 10 years. I have personally learned a great deal from listening to Carlitos.
"What If" is a 6/8 beauty, filled with batá drums and jazz, composed by my muisical director, the very talented trombonist Francisco Torres. "McKibbon Walks the Talk", arranged by Joe Rotundi, is our tribute to the legendary Latin jazz bassist Al McKibbon. His 365-year-old bass is probably the one common denominator in the history of Latin jazz from its birth in the late '40s. Al was an integral part of the Dizzy Gillespie Band with Chano Pozo, later making some legendary recordings with Cal Tjader, George Shearing, Armando Peraza, Francisco Aguabella, The Jazz Cruzaders, and Mongo Santamaria, among many others. Al McKibbon has always walked the talk, that's why we all respect him so much. Orquesta Broadway's "Presentimiento" was a fun charanga dance cut that Francisco Torres suggested we throw in. It was a great suggestion.
You can refer to Vol. 1 for more extensive information on the great musicians involved and the story behind the "Jazz on the Latin Side" radio show on Jazz Radio KLON, written by Danilo Lozano. Both CDs are the result of an incredible amount of enjoyable work, and our desire to give you nothing but the best.
Thank you to all of the great, world-class musicians, my friends, for sharing your magic. Thank you to "B.B. King's" on the Universal City Walk: your club was perfect.
And thank you to all of our KLON supportors for making the creation of "The Jazz on the Latin Side All-Stars" a reality. Con mucho cariño,  José Rizo
Featuring 28 musicians including Francisco Aquabella, Alex Acuna, Justo Almario, Cougar Estrada, Al McKibbon, Louise Perez and many others.
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