Alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley and trumpeter Joe Newman are featured on "Congo Mulence," "Oyeme," "Conversation," "Tururato," "Minor Rama" and "Frenzy." Doc Cheatham is featured on "Holiday," a festive cha cha cha that allows his pure trumpet tone to sweep the room confidently. Newman is featured on "Blues à la Machito" with a sweet and brassy open tone that searches out common elements between the Afro-Cuban tradition and jazz. Naturally, stellar performances from Adderley, Candido, Patato Valdes, Jose Mangual, Jimmy Russo and Ray Santos, Jr. lift the session. Unfortunately, all pieces of the production puzzle do not fit as well.
Wild Jungle; Congo Mulence; Kenya; Oyeme; Holiday; Cannonology; Frenzy; Blues
Machito- leader; Joe Livramento, Joe Newman, Mario Bauza, Francis Williams, Doc Cheatham, Paul Cohen, Paquito Davilla- trumpet; Santo Russo, Jimmy Russo, Eddie Bert, Bart Varsalona, Rex Peer- trombone; Cannonball Adderley- alto saxophone; Jose Madera, Ray Santos, Jr.- tenor saxophone; Leslie Johnakins- baritone saxophone; Rene Hernandez- piano; Roberto Rodriguez- bass; Jose Mangual- bongos; Uba Nieto- timbales; Candido Camero, Carlos "Patato" Valdes- congas.
Title: Kenya | Year Released: 2000
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