jueves, 12 de marzo de 2009

PETE ESCOVEDO: FLYING SOUTH

--------- PETE ESCOVEDO Pete Escovedo has been a major force in Latin music since the late 1960's, and his versatility has resulted in success in several areas of music, from Latin jazz and salsa to rock and Latin pop. Growing up in Oakland, Escovedo was surrounded by music throughout his childhood. His father sang with some Latin big bands. Pete played the saxophone in high school and soon switched to vibes. When pianist Ed Kelly needed a percussionist, Escovedo found his calling. He and his younger brother, the late Coke Escovedo, both developed quickly as percussionists and became greatly in demand for gigs in Northern California. With their youngest brother Phil Escovedo playing bass, the Escovedo Bros Latin Jazz Sextet was formed. The group broke up in 1967 when Carlos Santana hired both Pete and Coke for his Latin rock group. After touring with Santana for the next three years (he has rejoined him a few times since), Pete and Coke founded the 14-piece Latin big band Azteca, recording two albums for Columbia. When the band grew to 24 members, it became too expensive to keep together although the music was quite impressive. Since that time, Pete has performed in a countless number of settings including with such notables as Herbie Hancock, Woody Herman, Cal Tjader, Tito Puente among many others. He started using his daughter, Sheila E. in the mid 1970's when she was still a teenager; they first recorded together in 1976 with Billy Cobham and have worked together many times since. Since Azteca, Escovedo has also frequently led his own Latin jazz band, sometimes also including his other children Juan, Peter Michael and Zina. Pete Escovedo has recorded as a leader for Fantasy (co-leading dates with Sheila E.) and Concord (including their Crossover, Picante and Vista subsidiaries). (By Scott Yanow, All Music Guide) --------- ALBUM RELEASE Flying South is the latest release from Jazz Superstar Pete Escovedo, and is another winner by this talented musician. It's a rare day indeed that I get a CD from an artist that I can truthfully say does not have a bad track in the bunch. I'm more than happy to announce that’s exactly what I must say about this one. There simply is NOT a bad one in the bunch. No fillers here at all, with each song standing tall on it's own. These days it’s a very rare CD on which every single song is good or better than the one before it. This CD is certainly one of those rare CDs. If you’re a Pete Escovedo fan this is a CD your collection flat cannot be without. In fact, this is one of those CDs that you don’t even have to be a fan of Escovedo, or even Jazz to know is good. It’s just good music. ---------- --------- LabeL: CONCORD PICANTE Year : 1997 PERSONNEL: Pete Escovedo (vocals, timbales, drums, percussion); Nikita Germaine, Lalah Hathaway, Pastiche (vocals); John Santos (vocals, bata drums, drums, percussion); Gerald Albright, Malacio Magdaluyo, Najee, Norbert Stachell (flute, saxophone); Robbie Kwock, Louis Fasman (trumpet, flugelhon); Jeff Cressman, David Gregoric, Marty Wehmer (trombone); Wayne Wallace (trombone, piano, keyboards); George Duke, Murray Low, Rebeca Mauleon, Dave Matthews (piano, keyboards); Ray Obiedo (piano, keyboards, guitar); David Yamasaki (guitar); David Belove, Mark VanWageningen (bass); Francisco Aguabella, Harold Muniz (bata drums); Sheila Escovedo, Peter Michael Escovedo, Juan Escovedo, Paul Wageingen, Juanita Escovedo (drums, percussion); Andy Narell (steel pans). TRACKS/ 1. Flying South 2. All This Love 3. Cabo Frio 4. Tiemblas 5. Flying Easy 6. Still Life 7. Esta Noche 8. Como Rien 9. Leyte 10. Canto Para Chango 11. El Alma De Carnival ----------------------------------------------------- Postado por CARLOS BRAGA às

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