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Indestructible Spirit

Artist: Johnny Blas
Johnny Blas - Indestructible Spirit CD
Label: Cubop
Regular Price: $15.95
On Sale For: $7.98 
Year: 2007
Format: CD

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"This album differs in style, it has more of a funky jazz beat with a twist of Latin, suggests Johnny Blas. "Kind of a throwback to the '70s sound. Indestructible Spirit also represents rebirth for Latin percussionist Blas, who leads a brand new band and even performs on saxophone.

"Oaklands Mambo opens the set up bright and tight, a nicely loping Latin instrumental groove with trombones and other horns blowing like a blast furnace, while percussion drives the rhythm section in the engine room. "Puerto Rico Rico downshifts the tempo of its Latin groove but maintains its velocity, with its cuatro (small ten-stringed guitar) solo snaking throughout like the song's nervous system. The dancing continues with "Boogaloo Blas, which is precisely that: a funky, head-bobbin' Latin boogaloo that moves in precise syncopation but under the canopy of a horn chart that seems to spread the warm and carefree sunshine of the Caribbean isles.
ARTISTS
Johnny Blas: soprano saxophone, congas, timbales, coro; Jeff Hawley: bass, cuatro; Mike Bennett: drums; Ryan Prior: piano; Steve Johnson: trombone; Leonard Luna: trombone; Terry Delgado: coro; Isaac Guerrero: percussion; Paul Clark: tenor saxophone; Raymond Zepeda: soprano saxophone
TRACKS
Oaklands Mambo; Puerto Rico Rico; Lubi; Barry Rogers; Afro Rican; Indestructible Spirit; Boogaloo Blas; A Song for Rose; Cha Cha Para Ti
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