6 December 2008

HOT SALSA MEETS SWEDISH JAZZ












Hot Salsa for Amigo from 1984.

MATS HERMANSSON, Trombone/ERIK HENRIKSEN, Bongos/TORBJONRN LANGBORN, Piano, Bata
JAN LEVANDER, Tenor/FREDRICK NOREN, Trumpet/HUMBERTO ROSALES, Congas, Bata, vocals/RAFAEL SIDA, Timbales/WILFREDO STEPHENSON, Bass,Percussion,Vocal

Keeping it Swedish and keeping it latin here's a jazz meets salsa bomb from Wilfredo Stephenson and friends.

Peruvian-born Wilfredo Stephenson moved to Sweden in 1968 and after a short lived career as an economist, he decided to pack it all up to play Latin music.He studied and played with Sabu Martinez and was inspired to record this album by the Monday night Salsa meets Jazz sessions at the Village Gate in New York. Composer, singer, songwriter, bassist, percussionist and arranger, Mr. Stephenson leads a talented group of mostly Swedish musicians called Hot Salsa. Oozing in creative energy, this highly original group serves up a musical treat that doesn't forget the dancer.
Check out the barnstorming versions of Night In Tunisia,Giant Steps and Caravan but even better for me are the more overtly latin Sangre Nueva,Con Mi Ritmo and I Believe In Yesterday.
This got a cd reissue years ago which is deleted -I had the vinyl but sold it for 60 quid to a rich gentleman from Japan over a decade ago.I've ripped this post from the cd.

9 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/169120046/HOT_SALSA.rar

fritz the cat said...

thanks as always, will give it a listen

makuma said...

Thank you !

taro nombei said...

more killer scandanavian salsa...
muchas muchas gracias
TN

dimman said...

thanks from stockholm

Andy said...

nice one,thanks

alex said...

another newby for me to groove to!
thankyou m8!

jazzme said...

Merry Christmas and thx for the lp's this year , here's somethinf in return - http://www.mediafire.com/file/wmolmzvnimi/Three Blind Mice, Vol. 2 , Pt 1.zip - http://www.mediafire.com/file/0o3iizyynzz/Three Blind Mice Vol 2 , Pt 2.zip - Pt 2 of this file has a cd cover . post this if you like Steve

Karl K said...

Somehow, I just can't envision Swedish jazz and Latin salsa together, but this album certain pulls it off in fine fettle!

Thanks for contributing to my "jazzucation"!

Karl K.
McKinney, Texas