21 October 2007

RAY BARRETTO - THE OTHER ROAD














Ray Barretto for Fania from 1973.
Billy Cobham (drums), Art Webb (flute) and Roberto Rodriguez(trumpet) Eddie Martinez( piano/rhodes) Manny Duran(Flugel/Trumpet), J Roman(trumpet),Ray Romero(timbales),Tony Fuentes(bongos and cowbell), G. Edghill (Fender bass).
Ray interviewed about "The Other Road":Then, in 1973, about half of my band left me to form the band Típica 73 and once again I had to readjust and reconstruct my band. It took me about a year to get the band back in form and working again. But in the meantime, I convinced Massuci to let me record a jazz project, and one night, from midnight to 6 a.m., we recorded the album The Other Road. After it was released, many people who bought it thinking that it was a salsa album returned it to the stores because it was a jazz project. Years later, it was praised for being one of the pioneering recordings of the so-called Latin jazz movement. It became a cult classic, but the masses, the media and the music industry totally overlooked it.
320 rip from original vinyl - Fania put it out on cd years ago now long deleted.

11 comments:

waynes said...

this is a GREAT album.as you say hard to find . like the album" giant force"that i believe is his best in salsa.giant force has just been reedited with an awfull sound mix.

katonah said...

just dialing in too this barretto vibe. takin 'off ... many thanks

fslmy said...

Thanks for the mighty Barretto albums bacoso.

kLepTo said...

thank you much

1Surfrider said...

Excellent, excellent share. Never would have found this one.

Thanks.

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Rob said...
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Rob said...

hello,

i hate to request something but i was wondering if you could upload Lateef's The Doctor Is In... & Out.
it would be much appreciated.

thank you

fpoh said...

like rob, i'm reluctant to ask...but what the hell! i ain't to proud to beg...please could you repost new york connection by the harris simon group. i'm desperate to hear it...

cheers,

fpoh

Carlgotti said...

Finally getting recognition Barretto was before his time, you can get from this cd that even though salsa was in thing at the time and salsa was taking him all over the world his passion was jazz putting a little rice and beans into it he changed latin music and jazz at the same time with his sound..get anything barreto you won't be disappointed

Groovin High said...

Baretto's "Rican Struction" and "Baretto", are salsas classics of which I almost never tire.
I don't really know his "jazz". Thanks for giving it bringing it to my attention.