24 June 2006

RAY BARRETTO - LA CUNA




















More from CTI in the final stages of the labels output.
Producer Creed Taylor has inspired everything from praise to anger among jazz fans. His work has been brilliant at times, detrimental at others (his worst flaw being a tendency to overproduce). Taylor plays a mostly positive role on La Cuna, a jazz-oriented effort uniting Ray Barretto with such first-class talent as Tito Puente (timbales) and the late Joe Farrell (tenor & soprano sax, flute). As slick as things get at times on La Cuna (this is ripped from the original vinyl but was reissued on CD in 1995 now deleted), Taylor wisely gives the players room to blow on everything from the haunting "Doloroso" and the driving "Mambotango" to a somewhat Gato Barbieri-ish take on Mussorgsky's "The Old Castle." Barretto successfully moves into soul jazz territory on a dance floor mash up version of Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise" featuring Willy Torres onn vocals ( rapper Coolio totally butchered this for his utterly abysmal embarrasment of "Gangsta's Paradise"). Barretto may have hated the term "Latin jazz," but make no mistake: La Cuna is one of his most memorable contributions to that genre.
Fantastic cover as well by Creed Taylor Jr.

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7 comments:

bacoso said...

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1977 said...

Where's track #6, Cocinando?

bacoso said...

cocinando is the bonus track on the cd release-this is ripped from the original vinyl as are most of my posts.

rico1970 said...

DEAD LINK

unheard said...

I love this blog so much, so no disrespect intended, but why would anyone ever use rapidshare.DE when the real rapidshare.com works so well and is so well established.

I swear I don't think I've ever found a .de link that works, they must expire in a week. Anyway, would love to hear this album, thanks anyway....

bacoso said...

unheard-look at the dates of these early posts and you will see they all use rapidshare.de as this was the precurser of rapidshare.com.
the linx are dead because i did not reupload them when rapidshare went from .de to .com.You will never find an old de link that works as they are all dead.