Titel : New York Afternoon
Artiest(en) : Snowboy
Genre : Salsa
Medium : CD
Jaar : 04-2016
Label : Snowboy
SNOWBOY & THE LATIN SECTION - New York Afternoon, "pitbull latin-jazz"
"New York Afternoon" is het 16e album van de Engelse conguero Mark Cotgrove a.k.a. Snowboy met z`n Latin Section ("Europes leading Afro Cuban Jazz group") op z`n eigen `Snowboy Records` label.
New album by Snowboy & The Latin Section celebrating the 30th Year since their first record.
A glorious Afro-Cuban jazz extravaganza, which captures the block party feel of 1970s latin jazz and early salsa, this is going to be one of the most in demand jazz albums of 2015.
It features vocals from both rising jazz vocal star Jen Kearney and Baltimore house music legend Marc Evans, the latter on New York Afternoon, the debut radio single which is already beginning to pick up support. The album also features saxophonist Pete Wareham from Polar Bear and Acoustic Ladyland
1. New York Afternoon (feat. Marc Evans)
2. Tres Tambores
3. Better feat. Jen Kearney)
4. Echalo Ya
5. Cala Escarpardo
6. Olé Mambo
7. La Época del Palladium
8. Oxen Free (feat. Jen Kearney)
9. The Triple Bluff
Snowboy is the leader of Europe’s leading Afro-Cuban Jazz group, Snowboy & The Latin Section, featuring the UK’s most exciting and pyrotechnical jazz and Latin players : Sid Gauld (Trumpet), Paul Taylor (Trombone), Neil Angilley (Hammond B3 and Fener Rhodes), Nico Gomez (Bass), Davide Giovannini (Drums, Timbales and Vocals) and Dave Pattman (Bongos). ‘New York Afternoon’ features every one of them as always. But that’s not all, Snowboy is also an in demand DJ and a regular at the likes of the South London Soul Train’s bi-monthly sessions.
New York Afternoon is classic Snowboy drawing on jazz dance classics, salsa and mambo in a dynamic new recording which captures the block party feel of 1970s Latin jazz and early salsa. The all-important trademark Snowboy mambo style is present with an authentic cover of the Edmundo Ros classic ‘Olé Mambo’ and the original ‘La Época Del Palladium’. The great influence of his mentor and friend, Eddie Palmieri, on the long, mean, dark and tense, ‘The Triple Bluff’ is there too. There is the epic and grandiose solo keyboard piece ‘Cala Escarpada’ by Neil Angilley and two heavy Salsa songs ‘Tres Tambores’ and ‘Echalo Ya’. The distinctive vocals of Davide Giovannini are prominent throughout the album.
The album also features some very special guests, including the legendary House music vocalist, Marc Evans, from Baltimore on the title track a cover of the legendary Richie Cole and Eddie Jefferson “Jazz Dance” classic ’New York Afternoon’. ‘Better’ and ‘Oxen Free’ feature, and are written by, the incredible Boston based jazz singer-songwriter Jen Kearney. The final guest is experimental saxophonist, Pete Wareham, from Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear and Melt Yourself Down. Snowboy’s long-time Saxophonist, Gary Plumley, was on sabbatical in India, so he asked Pete. Snowboy is a huge fan of his wild and uncompromising Free Jazz style and Wareham’s unique style certainly brings something different to the album.
Not only is this Snowboy’s 16th album, but after recording for over 30 years, New York Afternoon is his most unique and ambitious one yet.
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