Algo Mas


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Review Text While never the household name that Herbie Mann and Dave Valentin have been, this Brooklyn-born jazz flutist and innovator was making influential recordings back in the '60s -- both as a trombonist with Eddie Palmieri & His Conjunto La Perfecta, and with his own first solo recording, Cuban Roots. That album introduced the Latin jazz community to the concept of post-bebop performed with traditional Afro-Cuban drumming. Compelling, quirky and seductive, the polyrhythmic Algo Más offers a swirl of Mark Weinstein's peppery improvisations, crisp electric guitar by Jean-Paul Bourelly ("Vientos de Oya" is a particular highlight), the steady drumming of Pedro Martinez (who also vocalizes brilliantly) and several masters of Cuban percussion. Tunes like "Aguas de Ochun" swing gently into Afro-Cuban territory, while "Mamita Dances" dances amidst various percussion patterns and high and low flute harmonies and melodies. The repertoire borrows mostly from Afro-Cuban religious traditions and from popular street rumbas, and the execution is both organic and authentic, bringing the listener to the musical and spiritual soul of Cuba. ~ Jonathan Widran

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  1. 1. Ellegua Abierto (Open Ellegua) - 7:31
  2. 2. Mis Consuelos (My Consolations) - 8:10
  3. 3. Aguas de Ochún (Ochún's Waters) - 4:28
  4. 4. Mamita Baila (Mamita Dances) - 7:00
  5. 5. Vientos de Oyá (Winds of Oyá) - 5:23
  6. 6. Jete Dlo (First Water) - 4:59
  7. 7. Caminando Con Agayú (Walking With Agayú) - 6:33
  8. 8. Fantasía Malanga (Malanga Fantasy) - 8:35
  9. 9. Salud Asojano (Health Asojano) - 6:03
  10. 10. Algo Más (Something More) - 7:06

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