1 June 2009

MALO - DOS
















Malo for Warners from 1972.
Hadley Caliman (Saxes), Jorge Santana (Guitar), John L. Watson (Vocals), Francisco Aguabella (Percussion Vocals), Bill Atwood (Trumpet), Jorge Bermudez (Conductor), Forrest Buchtel (Trumpet), Arcello Garcia (Percussion), Arcello Garcia (Vocals), Mike Heathman (Trombone), Richard Kermode (Keyboards), Tom Poole (Trumpet), Rick Quintanal (Drums), Raul Rekow (Percussion), Alex Rodriguez (Trumpet), Leo Rosales (Percussion), Jose Santana (Violin), Richard Spremich (Drums), Pablo Tellez (Bass), Pablo Tellez (Percussion)

Super heavy all killer no filler latin session which blows the shit out the amg review here:
Malo's second album was cut with a lineup that had been reorganized following their debut. It's a little slicker than their first LP and the material isn't as strong. It's nonetheless a strong and invigorating rock/Latin jazz fusion, boasting some really hot playing, both in the ensemble work and improvisation. The six cuts, save one, all run more than five minutes, the closing "Latin Boogaloo" approaching ten minutes in length. Often this is closer to rockified salsa music than it is to the salsified rock music of lead guitarist Jorge Santana's brother, Carlos Santana. Occasional dives into sentimentality, as on the opening part of "I'm for Real," with its floating violin and percussive tinkles, are more than compensated for by some smoking Santana leads, particularly on the hyperactive "Held." "I'm for Real" was the cut most likely to follow up on the success of their "Suavecito" single, both because it was sung in English and because it had traces of the same kind of smoochy soul. Again, it wasn't too typical of the album as a whole, which combined several tributaries of pop with imagination and high levels of musicianship. Sometimes this was stretched out with jamming much more intelligent and fully thought-out than most lengthy, instrumental-oriented rock cuts, particularly on "Latin Boogaloo." . ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

19 comments:

bacoso said...

original vinyl rip @320:
http://rapidshare.com/files/239543920/Malo.rar

Solomon said...

Thank you.

sulingman said...

This is the music I am perpetually in search of.
Bless you.
Thank you.
Live long and hook a brother up!

dputydwg said...

thanks!

Simon666 said...

fantastic stuff, thanks a lot bacoso

paul23 said...

Fantastic, thank you so much. Love this LP but mine lives in the UK and I live in Thailand.

winton tostello said...

thanks another time!!!

Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

thank you bacoso

alpax said...

Thanks, Bacoso. Brings back some good memories!

wara_katsu said...

yeah masterpiece! thanks always!!!

Stephen said...

Thanks very much. Always a pleasure!

King Cake said...

I had forgotten this - thanks for bringing it back into my life

senor pocopico said...

Chicano Power!!!

fritz the cat said...

Great stuff, thanks.

That Richie Unterberger from AMG - what a snobbish muppet.

the doc said...

looks great!! Thanks

karl said...

top quality music as always...lovin this album

thoth said...

never heard spremich before. interesting. any caliman is always welcome. thank you so much for sharing.

jesus said...

this album is mind blowing,i'm a big fan of both jorge and carlos' early work,plus they are from my home town of tijuana mexico,well they arrived here when they were young children,before migrating to the bay area,but it's here where they learned to play and love rock and r&b music.

...BGT... said...

Thanks Bacoso... I'm searching about boogaloo and this have a high latin level! dancing disc!!
I add you im my meek blog
Thanks for your selection