6 July 2007
SHIRLEY SCOTT WITH THE LATIN JAZZ QUINTET - MUCHO MUCHO
Our girl Shirl teams up with Gene Casey-Piano;Juan Amalbert-Conga;Manny Ramos-Timbales;Bill Ellington-Bass;Phil Diaz on vibes aka The Latin Jazz Quintet for this Hammond meets latin swinger on Prestige from 1960.
Dusty Groove on the case:
An excellent album that mixes Latin grooves with heavy Hammond organ -- one of the most unique albums ever recorded by the great Shirley Scott! The session features Shirley's organ backed up by the Latin Jazz Quintet of Juan Amalbert-- a very hip combo that blends together piano, vibes, and percussion -- all with a highly rhythmic approach that really drives the album! The blend of organ and Latin modes was quite unique for the time -- and still sounds pretty darn great today -- and titles include "Mucho Mucho", "Muy Azul", "Tell Me", "The Lady Is A Tramp", and a nice long Latin version of "Walkin".
Ripped@320 from the Japanese issue cd which is now unavailable