Raul Pineda baterista cubano

LA PERCUSION CUBANA RECORRE EL MUNDO

Fotos tomadas de la pagina de Facebook de este destacado musico cubano

This posting is very important to me as a Cuban broadcaster living in Vermont since 2006.

I have seen RAUL PINEDA  grow as a drummer,  first with Sintesis Afro Rock Nueva Trova Combo in Havana,  later on with Juan Manuel Ceruto’s Puerto Padre Big Band tribute to pianist Emiliano Salvador, and then with Chucho Valdes elastic Quartet.

I could see him playing with Chucho Valdes and Michel Camilo in Stuttgart,  Germany. That night also included two heavy weights of the horns; Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditti and Cuban Trombone man Juan Pablo Torres. And completing the drumming session, Roberto Vizcaino and Giovanni Hildalgo, on bass Frank Rubio.

Eleven years after, I am happy to document part of his prolific life and career as an outstanding international drummer.

Through the photos, the gallery includes other masters of the sticks and los tambores  like Fausto Cuevas, Will Kennedy, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Jesus Diaz, Omar Hakim, Richie Flores,  Miguelo Valdes,  Carlos Caro, Inor Sotolongo, Dave Weckl,  and others who are giving the hour from their own ensembles, recording sessions  and collaborations.

They are the HITS and have contributed to tackle others HITS ! 

 

Hope you all like to follow this reportage.

Toni Basanta 

DJ Host of The Cuban Bridge on the radio and on television

THE CUBAN BRIDGE on the radio 

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PANAMA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2019

PANAMA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2019
Fuente: diaadia.com.pa

Edición de Toni Basanta

Del 14 al 19 de enero del 2019, en la Ciudad del Saber, se realizará el PANAMA JAZZ FESTIVAL.

Aclamados artistas internacionales, educadores de renombre y aficionados de todo el mundo, serán convocados a la XVI celebración del Panama Jazz Festival.

Este gran evento se realizará con la premisa de continuar fortaleciendo la educación y el bienestar social panameño, y consagrar entre la juventud istmeña, cualidades positivas como la creatividad, el intercambio cultural y el talento.

Durante su XV aniversario, el Panama Jazz Festival convocó un total de 30 mil 57 amantes del American Art form, procedentes de Panamá, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, los Estados Unidos, Egipto, Puerto Rico, Israel, México, entre otros.

Para esta nueva edición el festival rendira homenaje al célebre trombonista panameño ALEX BLAKE y a su familia.

Alex Blake nació en Panamá en 1926, y se destaca como uno de los músicos más emblemáticos de la “época de oro” musical de Panamá, de los años de 1940 y 1950.

BLAKE fue un musico autodidacta, cuya dedicación y constancia le llevó a relacionarse con los artistas más célebres del Panamá de antaño, como el maestro Armando Boza; el bajista y compositor Clarence Martin; Emilio Reales y el maestro Víctor Boa, y con los célebres cantantes cubanos Beny Moré y Orlando “Cascarita” Guerra.

ALEX BLAKE ha desarrollado la mayor parte de su carrera desde …. Estados Unidos de America, con una abundante cadena de exitos como bajista,  compositor, musico de session y lider desus propios Quintetos.

Su familia emigr al pais del NORRTE cuando el tenia solo 7 anos de edad.

Del corazón de América y para el mundo, el Panama Jazz Festival se ha convertido en uno de los proyectos culturales más relevantes de la región, y en el 2019 retorna con una enérgica cartelera artística.

De acuerdo con su director artístico, Danilo Pérez, el festival cuenta ya con la saxofonista canadiense JANE BUNNETT y su Grupo MAQUEQUE; el trombonista estadounidense ANDRE HAYWARD; y el nuevo Grupo de Danilo Perez Global Messengers; que estará presentando su comisión musical en honor a los 500 años de la Fundación de la Ciudad de Panamá.

Y todas estas Fiestas se realizarán gracias al patrocinio de la Alcaldía de Panamá.

 

Mi comentario

YO había  leido el nombre de ALEX BLAKE en multiples grabaciones que he presentado en mi programa de radio  THE CUBAN BRIDGE ; – pero hoy es que conozco más acerca de su vida  al entrar en WIKIPEDIA = The Free Encyclopedia  y leer su  historia.

Esperen un segundo posting  ampliado acerca del bajista panameño  ALEX BLAKE.

 

Toni Basanta

DJ Host of The Cuban Bridge on the radio and on television

The Cuban Bridge on the radio

Domingo de 12 a 3 p.m.

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The Cuban Bridge on television

De martes a sábado

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HAVANA FAIRFAX CONNECTION

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Havana Fairfax Connection presents The Shane Murley Band on episode 32

HAVANA FAIRFAX CONNECTION Presents THE SHANE MURLEY BAND
Background music for our final notes
I HEAR A SYMPHONY 
Composed by Holland – Dozier – Holland  three of the greatest and most acclaimed song writers and production team of  Motown label.
Played by guitarist Charlie Appicella & Iron City
CD”Big Boss” produced by Charlie Apicella and Alan Korzin
Zoho Records, 2014
IronCityJazz.com
IronCityNY.com 
zohomusic.com 
As our guests, THE SHANE MURLEY BAND presented a program of beautiful songs, I really thought that I should crown their efforts with one of the most popular anthems of the Motown catalog, premiered by The Supremes in 1965. 
 
I Hear a Symphony”  became their 6th number-one pop hit on Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in the United States for 2  weeks from November 14, 1965 through November 27, 1965.   On the UK pop chart,  the single peaked at number 59.
Although a not-oft-instrumentally-heard classic by Holland-Dozier-Holland, this version is gorgeous !
And why Charlie Apicella and Iron City to close our show ?
The album BIG BOSS, Apicella’s third offering and debut ZOHO CD release, renew the organ group sound.
Rife with swing up-tempos and ballads, each song has its own story and groove. Of the eight tunes, four are penned by Iron City leader guitarist Charlie  Apicella,while the other four, are covers by legends Grant Green, Willie Dixon and our selection.
Apicella has a deep love on Count Basie Big Band, and has based almost his entire chord style on Freddie Green’s, Basie guitar master.
 
Together with drummer and co-producer Alan Korzin, they have played close to 2,000 gigs together over the past several years.
“The approach to I hear a Symphony is  my hats off to Charles Earland. He was the best at marrying a pop tune with  true organ feels and jazz chord progressions”, affirms Apicella.
Charlie Apicella and Iron City is an enduring New York City based band featuring Dan Kostelnik (organ), Freddie Hendrix (trumpet), Stephen Riley (tenor sax), Amy Bateman (violin) and Mayra Casales (congas).
I learned a lot listening to this 3rd offering of Apicella, and hosted  it with his two former releases in my radio show SABROSO GUARAPO at The Radiator in Burlington in 2014. 
 
There was a lot of fun to be had, mixing all these gems in my playlists ! 
It’s a pleasure now, to bring it back, via LCATV Channel 15, and share its value with THE SHANE MURLEY BAND and our viewers.
WHO IS CHARLIE APICELLA ? 
Trained in composition by the late, great reedman Yusef Lateef, and by guitar icon Dave Stryker, Charlie Apicella’s roots in classic American jazz run deep.
BIG BOSS is a Tribute to all the Bosses of American Music !
APICELLA woke up with this tune fully formed and running in his head one morning after seeing SONNY FORTUNE live at The Blue Note.
HELLO !
Well, here are the guests of our episode 32; THE SHANE MURLEY BAND. 
Thirty two episodes in less than a year, make life go fast !   A lot of love, and hard decisions went into this project.
Looking back over  those days, we have also begun to choose some of our favorite Songs into two Compilation Shows on episodes 17 and 18.
They were simply a challenge and a lot of fun, and also brought back some pretty incredible memories, “programming” them like in a Festival stage !.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED 
For instance, working with guitar legends like NOBBY REED,  MARK STEFFENHAGEN, The JEFF SALISBURY BAND, and Dennis Willmott’s LEFT EYE JUMP,  who have been playing music for so many years, and now have the  opportunity to shine on a professional TV Channel, makes our efforts rewarding.  
I hope that you will continue enjoying our HAVANA FAIRFAX CONNECTION album as much as I have enjoyed producing them with the unequal REBECCA PADULA at the wheel of cameras, filming and editing 32 successful episodes, that are now receiving state wide down loadings from sister Public Access Channels, and reaching new audiences as well.
WHO IS SHANE MURLEY ? 
Although our acquaintance with SHANE MURLEY was new, I quickly came to know that he was a man of great elegance, style and taste.
For him, to finally push some of the most immortal Pop Song lyrics of all time through his instrument is an event whose moment cannot be overdone.
Born into a musically supportive Texas family, MURLEY’s genial tenor carries canny tunes of straightforward sophistication set in easy tempos and in a fashionable retro style.
Hopefully, Tom Petty, The Band, Alabama Shakes, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Stapleton, Van Morrison  and The Beatles, should be proud to be versioned by a band like this.
In all these songs, MURLEY hones his special edges, balancing punchy directness with allspice complexity. He echoes the vocal charm and lyric smarts of his idols, by letting us also know and share some of his band originals in collaboration with his longtime band mates.
And he goes for broke with guitarist Mike Harley, violinist Ethan Waldman and drummer Damian Roy.
Bassist Nick Streeter made his debut in our Studio and he did it well, in more than 15 songs.
With The Shane Murley Band, we have to remark  about the presence of another legend in our history book. I’m speaking about tenor saxophonist JOHN CLARK Jr., who played  more than 10 years with LITTLE RICHARD.
We cannot forget the great job of sound man PETER BAILEY, who also makes good photos that have helped to promote the band footage and participation in our Episode 32 !.
 
Peter, thank you for your calm, steady brilliance and your broad minded wisdom. 
To the musicians, you have each given a special voice to these songs.
These 32 episodes represent our Channel wide-range interest.
Now, settle back with THE SHANE MURLEY BAND, listen and watch this episode closely, and you might want to have them at your party and playing the clubs and festivals in your home town.
Special thanks to Charlie Apicella, Zoho Records and Dave Stryker,  for their continuous support and friendship and to Sheila Elaine Anderson, author and  on air-host at WGBO 88.3 FM for her liner notes and interview to CHARLIE APICELLA in his album BIG BOSS.
PASSION MAKES HISTORY and  PEACE IS ALL WE NEED
You can find this episode and all our 32 episodes online at http://www.lcatv.org 
Thank you for watching,
DJ Host Toni Basanta

Argelia Fragoso cantará junto a Susana Baca en Lima, Perú

Argelia Fragoso, se presentará el próximo 29 de agosto  en el Gran Teatro Nacional del Perú –  junto a Susana Baca en un Concierto en el que ambas intérpretes mostrarán al público limeño los temas de su disco “Quiéreme” grabado en La Habana y donde comparten repertorio de sus países natales.

El Gran Teatro del Perú  ubicado en Lima, es considerado uno de los  más modernos del mundo.

Este concierto, servirá para  poner en marcha la venta del disco de manera simultánea en España, Perú, México y EEUU, países donde continuarán presentándose a lo largo del 2018 y 2019.

Mi comentario

Si después de leer esta nota acerca del álbum QUIEREME  deseas escuchar la VOZ de Argelia Fragoso en mi programa de televisión HAVANA FAIRFAX CONNECTION,  haz click en este link http://www.lcatv.org

La acompañan Rafael Guedes y Camerata del Son, y un Quinteto de Jazz Todos Estrellas con Emilio Morales (p), Robertico Garcia (tp y fliscorno), Yuniet Lombida (saxos), Gastón Joya (bajos)  y Enrique Pla (batería).

Invitadas especiales la cantante Lynn Milanés y la actríz Deisy Granados.

Toni Basanta

DJ Host of The Cuban Bridge on the radio

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Enviado desde La Habana por Vivian Florat 

Oficina de Argelia Fragoso 

Edición y adaptación de Toni Basanta

 

Fallece la cantante de Jazz Morgana King,  la “mamma” de los Corleone

Fallece la cantante de Jazz Morgana King,
la “mamma” de los Corleone

Por Oskar Belategui Fuente: elcorreo.com  

Tomado del BLOG Jazz mestizo en Buffalo, NY
Edición, adaptación y comentarios  de Toni Basanta desde Fairfax, Vermont, EUA

 

La esposa de Vito Corleone en el filme “El Padrino” (The Godfather) era una reputada cantante de Jazz que compartía los orígenes sicilianos del personaje.

Aunque tenía escasas líneas de diálogo en “El Padrino”, su presencia permanece grabada en la memoria de millones de admiradores de la saga creada por Mario Puzo y llevada al cine por Francis Ford Coppola en una trilogía maestra.

MORGANA KING la madre de los Corleone,
falleció el pasado 22 de marzo a los 87 años en Palm Springs a causa de un cáncer linfático, aunque su muerte ha trascendido ahora.

Siempre en segundo plano, la esposa de Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) tenía su momento de gloria en la larga escena inicial de la boda, cuando interpretaba una canción tradicional italiana, “Luna Mezz’o Mare”, para deleite de los invitados que pasaban del soleado jolgorio a la penumbra del despacho para pedirle favores al capo Don Vito.

En realidad, MORGANA KING era una prestigiosa cantante de Jazz, admirada por mitos como Billie Holliday, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington y Dinah Washington, a la que Coppola reclutó en 1972 para dar vida a la “mamma” mafiosa dada su ascendencia siciliana (sus padres nacieron en la isla, pero ella nació en Pleasantville, Nueva York, en 1930).

MORGANA, conocía a la perfección la cultura y la psicología de los personajes.

“FRANCIS me preguntó si la casa de los Corleone parecía una auténtica casa siciliana.

Yo le dije que faltaba una estatuilla de San Antonio en la pared”, contó la cantante-actriz en una entrevista.

Su personaje de Carmella Corleone moría en la segunda entrega cinematográfica. Supersticiosa, la actriz se negó a aparecer en un ataúd, así que Coppola optó por utilizar a su propia madre.

Maria Grazia Messina se crió en las calles de Nueva York donde buscaban fortuna los inmigrantes italianos que pasaban la cuarentena en la isla de Ellis, como bien mostró Coppola en “El Padrino Parte 2.

Su padre vendía hielo y carbón y era un músico autodidacta. Su hija aprendió las canciones italianas y judías que se oían en el patio del vecindario, estudió ópera e imitaba a las estrellas musicales de la radio.

A los 16 años, ya era una cantante profesional bajo el nombre de MORGANA KING, pues su madre no le permitió utilizar su apellido si actuaba en Clubes Nocturnos.

Dotada de una voz prodigiosa que abarcaba 4 octavas y de una poderosa presencia escénica, KING actuó en los escenarios durante 50 años y grabó una veintena de discos.

Fue una de las primeras cantantes de Jazz en adoptar los ritmos de la Bossa Nova brasileira,  y tuvo su mayor éxito en 1964 con “A Taste of Honey”.

“Soy una rebelde, no una artista comercial”, confesaba.

“No creo en los temas de éxito ni en las estrategias comerciales, sólo en la música”.

MORGANA KING se casó a los 17 años con el trompetista Tony Fruscella, quien la introdujo en el Bebop y con quien frecuentó a mitos como Lester Young y Charlie Parker.

Lamentablemente, el alcoholismo de su marido la obligó a trabajar en antros para sostener a la familia.

Tras divorciarse, se casó con otro músico, el trombonista Willie Dennis, quien murió en un accidente de tránsito.

 

Mi comentario

En los últimos 11 años viviendo en VERMONT,  he investigado aún más acerca de la historia del JAZZ, y siempre encuentro que hay muchos músicos italianos que han favorecido el enriquecimiento del AMERICAN ART form, pero debido a circunstancias como esta que le ocurrió a  Maria Grazia Messina, con su familia, cambiaron, o tuvieron que cambiar sus nombres, y perdieron parte de su identidad natal.

Del cancionero italiano, hay una bella cancion titulada ESTATE (verano) que se ha convertido en un estandard universal.

La primera versión, la escuché a través de Hendrik Meukens en un álbum grabado en vivo en Suiza, y la más reciente, la  del clarinetista Ken Peplowski con su poderosa Big Band.

Confieso, que voy a profundizar en la  historia de Morgana King. Por ahora, voy compartiendo con ustedes, algunas fotos, como cantante y actríz.

TB

The Cuban Bridge on the radio presenta La Percusion en el Jazz 1ra parte

Queridos  amigos y amigas en los 7 continentes,
Dear friends,
Este es el playlist de mi programa THE CUBAN BRIDGE que sale al aire cada Domingo de 12 a 3 p.m.  a traves de la WWPV 92.5 de la FM – emisora del St. Michael’s College en Colchester, Vermont “el estado de las montanas verdes” en los EU de America.
Durante dos semanas, dedique mi espacio a celebrar el nacimiento de IGNACIO PINEIRO (n. La Habana, 21 de mayo de 1988 – m. 12 de marzo de  1969) quien dejo adios, despues de tanto bailar, a los 80 anos de edad.
Y ayer, alimentamos LA RUMBA con un arsenal de composiciones totalmente nuevas, inspirado por una observacion del saxofonista y compositor STEVE SLAGLE    a proposito de una pieza musical escrita por FRANCISCO AGUABELLA e interpetada por Cecilia Noel and The Wild Clams, que transmiti la semana pasada, en el Homenaje a Pineiro.
Que alegria saber que un musico como STEVE SLAGLE toma su tiempo para leer mis “playlists”.
Escogi varios titulos de dos albumes de SLAGLE donde toca el percusionista cubano ROMAN DIAZ (Yoruba Andabo / Pancho Quinto/ Marilyn Lerner) hoy radicado en Nueva York y tocando con grandes solistas de Jazz como Wynton Marsalis y Jazz at The Lincoln Center Orchestra, y la flautista Colette Michaan,  entre otros y otras.
El Plato FUERTE fue el album THE LAST BULLFIGHTER – donde toca FRANCISCO AGUABELLA junto a una constelacion de estrellas de la Costa Oeste de los EUA. 
Cerramos con 156 HITS a traves de la web, DOMINGO en otro  bello dia de sol !
 
A lo mejor la proxima semana,   encontramos que hay mas de MIL HITS como sucedio con el programa dedicado al CENTENARIO de MIGUELITO CUNI.
 
PARA SEGUIR POR UN BUEN CAMINO,
titulamos nuestro programa “LA PERCUSION EN EL JAZZ” 1ra parte, con obras de “Mongo” Santamaria, “Chano” Pozo, y otras donde sobresale el trabajo de musicos como  Bill Stewart, Mayra Casales, Jimmy Branly, Michito Sanchez, Ignacio Berroa, Joey de Leon, Tiki Pasillas,  … Conrado “Coqui” Garcia, Hilary Noble, Bobby Sanabria y Candido Camero. 
Espero les guste.
 
For streaming y para votar por lo que les gusta : wwpv.org 
1) CANTALOUPE ISLAND 
De Herbie Hancock
Version del saxofonista Jesus Fuentes y su Santo Tomas Connection 
tema de presentacion desde Febrero de 2010
 
 
2) ECUACION 
De Ramon “Bebo” Valdes 
 
Arturo O’Farrill, Chucho Valdes  and  The AfroLatin Jazz Ochestra 
CD “Familia”  
valdeschucho.com 
 
3) THE FIRE NEXT TIME 
De Hilary Noble inspirado en la obra profetica del escritor James Baldwin
HILARY NOBLE – saxofonista y percusionista suizo, domicilio en Boston, Massachusetts – junto a Boris Koslov (bajo), John di Martino (p), Andy McWain
(piano electrico), Bobby Sanabria (d /perc/ productor)
CD “NOBLE SAVAGE”
Whaling City Sound, 2002
bobbysanabria.com
whalingcitysound.com 
4) AFRO BLUE 
Musica de Mongo Santamaria / versos de Oscar Brown Jr.,
Orq del pianista Edsel Gomez  
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER 
CD”Red Earth” A Malian Journey / Experience
con su Grupo y 41 musicos de MALI, Africa, 2007
5) MONTUNO PA’LA FLAUTA 
Dr. John Calloway
CD “Salsa de La Bahia de SF” Vol I
Patois, 2013
patoisrecords.com 
6) COME RUNNING TO ME
De Herbie Hancock y Allie Willis
WAYNE WALLACE
CD”The Nature of the Beat”
Patois, 2008
“Hancock Goes Chachacha” 
TB  
7) CARAMBA 
De Lee Morgan / orq de Francisco Torres
JOSE RIZO’S JAZZ ON THE LATIN SIDE ALL STARS
feat. Francisco Aguabella (congas) 
CD”The Last Bullfighter”
Saungu Records, 2004
jazzonthelatinsideallstars.com 
8) RAREZA DEL SIGLO 
De Ramon “Bebo” Valdes / orq Oscar Hernandez (SH Orch) 
MAMBO LEGENDS ORCHESTRA
Former members of Tito Puente Orchestra
feat. Marco Bermudez (voz lider), Sonny Bravo (p) y Mitch Frohman (f)
CD “Ten Cuida’o – Watch Out”
Zoho 2011
Grammy Nominee Album
zohomusic.com
9) FAMILY 
Saxophonist – composer Steve Slagle 
with Lawrence Fields (p), Gerald Cannon (b), Bill Stewart (d), Roman Diaz (congas) Special guest : Joe Lovano (ts)
CD”ALTO MANHATTAN”
Panorama Records, 2016
steveslagle.com 
10) THAT ‘S NO JOKE
Composed by Joe Bailey
Singer DIANE MARINO
feat. pianist-arranger Brad Cole
CD”Soul Serenade”
the Gloria Lynne Project, 2018
dianemarino.com 
 
“para Los Bailarines de Santa Amalia”
TB 
 
11) QUE VIVA CANDIDO (Camero) !
Composed by Andrew Neesley (tp) 
 
BOBBY SANABRIA BIG BAND 
CD”Multiverse”
jazzheads,2012
bobbysanabria.com 
 
12) SOL TROPICAL
Trombonist Papo Vazquez & The Mighty Pirate Troubadours
CD “Oasis” 2012 
papovazquez.com
 
13)  A DONDE VA MARIA ?
De Jesus Guerra / arr Jose Madera
MAMBO LEGENDS ORCHESTRA 
feat. Cita Rodriguez (vocals) Jimmy Bosch (tb)
Former members of Tito Puente Orchestra
CD “Ten Cuidao – Watch Out”
Zoho 2011
Grammy Nominee Album
14) THE LAST BULLFIGHTER 
(The Spanish Imprint / La Huella de Espana)
Comp by Jose Rico and Francisco Torres
JOSE RIZO’S JAZZ ON THE LATIN SIDE ALL STARS
feat. Francisco Aguabella (congas), Donald Vega (p), Justo Almario (ss), Ramon Flores (tp), Pablo Mendez (violin) and Danilo Lozano (f)  
CD”The Last Bullfighter”
Saungu Records, 2004
jazzonthelatinsideallstars.com 
 
15) MIYE NAWE

Del cantante congoles LOKUA KANZA

AFRICANDO ALL STARS
con Lokua Kanza (voz lider) y Papo Pepin (congas)
CD”Mandali” 2000
BONCANA MAIGA es el creador de AFRICANDO y el cerebro que ha hecho posible la cadena de exitos alcanzados por el proyecto
TB
16) CALIPSO MEDLEY by NYC based singer RICHARD LANHAM
CD”Thou Swell” arranged and conducted by saxophonist Jerry Weldon 
 
17) QUE SABES TU ? 
Una BOMBA Hoyo de Mula Jazz 

Trombonist Papo Vazquez & The Mighty Pirate Troubadours
CD “Oasis” 2012   feat. Anthony Carrillo on percussion 
papovazquez.com
 
UNA CANCION PARA TODOS LOS NINOS DEL MUNDO
18) AVA’S DREAM SEQUENCE LULLABY 
Compuesta e interpretada por AL DI MEOLA para su hija AVA
Una obra preciosa, llena de ternura,  moderado virtuosimo guitarristico y una orquestacion magistral !
CD”Opus” 2018
19) NEW YORK TENDABERRY 
This is the music of LAURA NYRO arranged and re-imagined by pianist Billy Childs, feat. singer Renee Fleming and cello master Yo-Yo Ma
CD”Map to the treasure’
produced by Larry Klein
After a visit to The Kennedy Center in Washington DC last week, I found this masterpiece. I could not  resist the desire to include it today.
It will be SOON in our radio show, although,  it will take a little bit of time to caress all this beauty and find the perfect match to make it happen.
Probably with a Live Album released at The Kennedy Center during the MARY LOU WILLIAMS INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FEST
Gorgeous releases. Highly recommendable both !
TB
20) JUSTO’S TRANE RIDE 
Composed by trombonist Francisco Torres – a musical force as an arranger and composer for Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars and Poncho Sanchez band
TORRES wrote this piece for his friend JUSTO ALMARIO
inspired by JOHN COLTRANE legacy
CD”The Last Bullfighter”
Saungu Records, 2004
jazzonthelatinsideallstars.com 
 
21) SO WHAT by Miles Davis and John Coltrane 
Singer Allan Harris new album “The Genius of Eddie Jefferson” 2018 
 
22) OPENER 
Composed by Steve Slagle and dedicated to and old and admired saxophone master
JACKIE McLEAN
 

Saxophonist – composer Steve Slagle 
with Lawrence Fields (p), Scott Colley (b), Bill Stewart (d), Roman Diaz (congas)
CD”DEDICATION”

Panorama Records, 2017
steveslagle.com 
SLAGLE struck me with his sound. Great track !  
TB 
 
23) ST. LOUIS BLUES / THE PEANUT VENDOR 
W.C. Handy and Moises Simons 
 
Dr. Chris Wahburne
CD”Rags and Roots”
a Ragtime revival 
zohomusic.com 
 
24) SUN  GOD – al rey sol !

Composed by Jose Rizo and trombonist Francisco Torres
JAZZ ON THE LATIN SIDE ALL STARS
feat. Donald Vega (p) and Francisco Aguabella (congas)
CD”The Last Bullfighter”
Saungu Records, 2004
jazzonthelatinsideallstars.com 
 
25) VAMOS PA’L GUATEQUE 
De L.A. Pinzon / Mary Toucet and F. Rentas 
 
MAMBO LEGENDS ORCHESTRA 
feat. Frankie Vazquez (vocals) Jimmy Bosch and Tokunori Kajiwara (tbs)
Former members of Tito Puente Orchestra
CD “Ten Cuidao – Watch Out”
Zoho 2011
Grammy Nominee Album
“la capacidad de IMPROVISACION  del cantante  “Frankie” Vazquez es impresionante !
TB
26) LA NUEVA REINA DEL SABOR 
Nadie mejor que la cantante CHOCO ORTA para seguir la Fiesta
“Tito le puso a Choco la Nueva Reina del Sabor”
dice el coro !
CD “THE ROUGH GUIDE TO SALSA DIVAS”
World Music Network, 2010
worldmusic.net 
27) IRONMAN JAMES 

Composed by Jose Rizo and saxophonist Robert Incelli
JAZZ ON THE LATIN SIDE ALL STARS
feat. Justo Almario (ts)  Donald Vega (p) and Michito Sanchez  (congas)

CD”The Last Bullfighter”
Saungu Records, 2004
jazzonthelatinsideallstars.com 
 
28) SERPENTINE FIRE (1977) 
The Music of Earth Wind & Fire re-imagined by Wayne Wallace 
 

WAYNE WALLACE
CD”The Nature of the Beat”
Patois, 2008
“Funk for the Orishas”
With fond memories for Paul van Wageningen (rip)
TB
29) GIBRALTAR 
Composed by Milton Nascimento
Guitarist DAVE STRYKER for STANLEY TURRENTINE
CD”Messin’ with Mister T”
with Jared Gold (B3 Organ), McClenty Hunter (d) and Mayra Casales (congas)
feat. Bob Mintzer (ts)
30) CANTO DE OSSANHA 

Composed by Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes
Brazilian singer and songwriter JOYCE (now Moreno)
with Mulgrew Miller (p), Rodolfo Stroetter (b), Tutty Moreno (d), Guello (pandeiros e tamborin)
CD”ASTRONAUTA”  Songs of Elis (Regina)
Blue Jackel Ent., 1998
31) SAOCO 

Composed by Rosendo Ruiz / arr by Francisco Torres
JAZZ ON THE LATIN SIDE ALL STARS
feat. Arturo Velasco (tb)  Donald Vega (p), Joey de Leon  (congas), Freddy and Johnny Crespo (vocals) and Francisco Aguabella (bata drums)

CD”The Last Bullfighter”
Saungu Records, 2004
jazzonthelatinsideallstars.com 
 
32) PRONTO SALSA (tremenda Descarga) 
De Francisco Aguabella 
 
CECILIA NOEL and The Wild Clams 
CD”A Gozar” 2009 
 
YO SOY LA RUMBA = LA RUMBA SOY YO 
RUMBA Patrimonio Inmaterial de la Humanidad decalarado por la UNESCO 
Ya No es Solo Cosa de Negros … 
Cierre Con Todos Los Hierros, pa’ ke tiemble la Tierra  
 
33) NEGRO DE SOCIEDAD 
De Arturo R. Ojeda 
 
Por el baterista IGNACIO BERROA con Martin Bejerano (p), 

Josh Allen (b),  Ruben Blades (voz) y Conrado “Coqui” Garcia (perc) 

 

CD “Straight Ahead from Havana” 
34) RUMBA INTRO
Jose Rizo’s Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars with AGUABELLA en el Quinto
35) CAFE CON LECHE
John Santos and The Machete Ensemble
36) MI BARRIO “Rumba a puertas abiertas”
Grupo Canela de Cuba con Octavio Rodriguez y Joaquin Pozo
37) BAN-CON-TIN
Banda Sonora del filme CROSSOVER DREAMS
que tiene como protagonista a RUBEN BLADES

German Pifferrer and Caiman Records All Stars

Elektra 1996

38) MADRE RUMBA … PADRE SON

Edgardo (Gambon) y su Candela

39) MI GUAGUANCO

ALBITA (Rodriguez)

40) THE THREE NUTS TUMBA

AC JAZZ Project with Luis Conte, Jimmy Branly and Dennis Chambers

41) YO SOY LA RUMBA

De Marcelino Guerra “Rapindey'”

JOSE RIZO’S

JAZZ ON THE LATIN SIDE ALL STARS

42) MANTECA

Bobby Sanabria con Los Guerreros de la Salsa y el Jazz en NYC

feat.  su Gran Orquesta y el increible  Candido Camero !

Espero les haya gustado seguir este “playlist”.

Desde ahora me estoy preparando para brindarles  una “Part 2” llena de sabor y colorido; y asi aumentar el prestigio de todas estas personalidades de la Cancion Americana y Brasileira, la Musica Bailable y el Jazz.

United We Can Better Swing !

Toni Basanta

El DJ Cubano que le trae nuevos ritmos a las comunidades del Norte de America via VERMONT


HAVANA FAIRFAX CONNECTION presents THE NEW ENGLAND PARTY CRASHERS

BACKGROUND  MUSIC FOR OUR FINAL LINER NOTES
Track 5 SUPERFLY
Composed by Curtis Mayfield
Interpreted by Jazz Soul Seven
CD “Impressions of Curtis Mayfield”
Produced by Brian Brinkerhoff, co-produced and arranged by guitarist Phil Upchurch, feat. Terri Lynn Carrington (drums), Russ Ferrante (piano), Master Henry Gibson (percussion), Bob Hurst (bass), Wallace Roney (trumpet) and Ernie Watts (tenor saxophone).
BFM Jazz, 2012
bfmjazz.com
(album photo / we had one of each)
It is hard to describe the music of THE PARTY CRASHERS of NEW HAMPSHIRE without venturing into a dangerous thicket of multi-hyphenated compound nouns.
No single musical style would be enough to satisfy their artistic inclinations, so they delved into many genres : pop, rock, jazz, funk, disco, blues, r & b and dance … to name only eight.
How did I get in touch with THE PARTY CRASHERS of NEW HAMSPHIRE ?
I discovered bassist KRISTIN PARTCH looking for information on You Tube and found her jamming  in a version of “LOW RIDER” a super hit of Group WAR  in 1975.
KRISTIN is the very definition of a prodigy on her instrument. Later,  I found her in other incredible versions playing with the sensibility of jazz and the groovin’ of hard and rock jazz fusion, and could learn more about her music heritage via her father, …..   (name from interview) PARTCH,  another  American treasure deserving wider recognition.
(photo  Kristin w her sun glasses)
Saxophonist KATIE RUNDE was another impressive discovery.
I can’t say enough about KATIE and the positive impact that she had on me when soloing.
(photo from our TV show)
Aside from being a wonderful reed woman, she’s also a gifted Artist, a street painter and a freelancer.
KATIE has toured the world in festivals, and her resume describes a Who‘sWho in Modern Music.
I don’t know too many women who play saxophones and flute that have expertise in both arts.
(photos / Logo Fine Arts & Illustration)
Drummer THOMAS “TOM” JELLISON is a one of a kind as well.
He was also in that “Jam” with bassist KRISTIN PARTCH and in our show, he sang the background vocals of every song and was the leader  in “POLK SALAD ANNIE” a composition of Tony Joe White that has been an enduring hit since 1970,  with versions by the composer in his album BLACK AND WHITE, made popular first by  Brook Benton, then  by Elvis Presley, Tom Jones  and hundreds of others.
(Tony Joe White’s album)
POLK SALAD ANNIE continues to be covered in the US and Great Britain.
(found a good new photo by Tony Joe White)
Thanks to THE PARTY CRASHERS for helping to keep alive this song full of White’s LOUISIANA roots.
(photos / the composer’s album / and TOM)
Singer HILLARY LEICHER’s ability to get to the very heart of a lyric is impressive, if we value the variety of THE PARTY CRASHERS repertoire.
(photo)
In the process of the whole show, she made us all more attentive, while critical listeners and viewers An ability to sing anyone’s part is unsurpassed.
(Hillary on our episode)
I met TED MORTIMER in Huntington, Vermont playing with the STONE COLD ROOSTERS at Don Sheldon’s Valley Stage Festival – an event held on the backyard of his home in 2013. There, I learned the meaning of Western Swing.
(I have one or two from that day)
I loved Mortimer’s touch on his guitar as his playing displays a cutting edge, a unique bite to even the smoothest ballad.
(Mortimer)
His harmonic approach on a piano less band like THE PARTY CRASHERSis vital, and you can also admire him singing leads with HILLARY LEICHERin anthems like COLD SWEAT by James Brown.
(TED singing in our show / There’s a good one by them two)
Anyone who had not seen him before, can now learn about his many moods during 10 years performing  and recording in Los Angeles, before moving to the Upper Valley and playing DUETS and TRIOS with Jeremiah McLane (piano and accordion), Thal Aylward (violin), Peter Concilio (bass), Glendon Ingalls (trumpet), his wife Linda B who is an amazing Blues singer, and other ensembles in New Hamsphire.
(photo w his wife)
Composer IRVING BERLIN once said that the best things happen when you are dancing.
I would never argue about it, when it comes to great lyricists like Mr. Berlin;but I will also add that the best things also happen when you are watching and producing an episode with a band like THE PARTY CRASHERS of NEW HAMPSHIRE.
It helps, of course, when what you are listening to is a gifted QUINTET
able to fuse the American Song Book in one set of any genre.
(The PC in action at LCATV)
Most remarkable, though, is THE PARTY CRASHERS ability to capture the past with such validity, never expressing a feeling that is forced or false.
(The PC in action at LCATV)
I hope this new episode works its way into the general public’s consciousness as well as in the whole New England sister channels.
(Kind of snapshot of The PC)
Personally,  I would like to thank everyone and every thing that has made this project possible.
I am forever grateful to everyone that has had an impact on my growth as
a broadcaster as well as a person. One of them is REBECCA PADULA with whom I always enjoy the opportunity to work with.
(photo)
In our crew,  we had another helping hand in PAUL MAGRO – THE PARTY CRASHERS soundman, who along with Rebecca and drummer Tom did a remarkable job with the sound.
(If it is a good take when MAGRO enters in set during interview)
Three never forgotten members of THE PARTY CRASHERS that raise my knowledge are : singer Emily Musty, saxophonist Barbara Smith and guitarist Ed Burguess.
(we got two photos of The PC w mentioned singer and saxophonist)
ABOUT OUR BACKGROUND MUSIC
I had admired all the aforementioned members of the JAZZ SOUL SEVENbefore receiving this tribute to Curtis Mayfield’s  music in 2012.
Immediately, it became a HIT in my radio show The Cuban Bridge at St. Michael’s College station, and bands like Burlington’s Grundlefunk, whohave visited our  WWPV studios, selected SUPERFLY to have a funky good time on air as well.
Thanks to the liner notes of A. Scott Colloway,  I learned more about the music and history of CURTIS MAYFIELD – a peerless prophet of American popular music who walked this earth with enough third eye insight and empathy for his fellow men to tower above all of his contemporaries.
(photo)
MAYFIELD had guitarists all over the world fumbling to emulate his golden silken sound. Then there was his voice.
CURTIS MAYFIELD’s  lyrics remain the undisputed truth, and the song we selected is MAYFIELD’S all-time greatest work : the soundtrack of SUPERFLY, the ’70s  film classic about a Harlem cocaine pusher “tryin’ to get over” with one fat final score before leaving the hustle behind.
(photo of the film)
SUPERFLY is a million-seller, the album spawned two # 1 Billboard Soul Chart hits in “Freddie’s Dead” and “Superfly”. Both are given fittingly boogie down treatments in this album, emitting the swagger and attitude of the times.
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It is our goal, to honor CURTIS MAYFIELD bringing back a chart-topper by the IMPRESSIONS in the 1960s, more than 50 years later.
(the Impressions)
This album is dedicated to MASTER HENRY GIBSON, a Chicago native and original member of Curtis Mayfield’s band who flew from his adopted SWEDEN for the session.
(Gibson)
Aside from being a beloved percussionist with renowned jazz legends in the US, Gibson played with Mayfield, non-stop in venues around the globe for 17 years.
(photo Gibson w his perc set)
Check the JAZZ SOUL SEVEN in their many moods and other groundbreaking projects.
(album photo and if we could better color the inner pic would be awesome)
 
Back to our guests.
For more information about THE PARTY CRASHERS of NEW HAMPSHIRE visit them @
partycrashers.com  on facebook and on twitter
@thepartycrashersnewhampshire 
 
To admire KATIE RUNDE’s Fine Arts visit her at
katierunde.com
Until next time, let’s keep a light on the road from New Hampshire to Colchester.
Peace is all we need.