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Bobby Ram: Pan Con Bistec

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Bobby Ram: Pan Con Bistec Quick and to the Point: Mainstreamed Latin Jazz.



Pan Con Bistec –akin to a steak sandwich– is a laborer’s staple among Spanish Caribbean populations. Accordingly, Bobby Ramírez doesn’t seek Latin Jazz gourmets on this compact disc. All items in the menu are familiar, as is their presentation and service. He’s an enterprising journeyman who gives you all he’s got, daring to be the junior leader amidst seniors. Ramírez responds and interrelates with them with a kind of sax and flute playing, as well as writing, that responds to the musical equivalent of a manual work ethic. There are no artifices or gutted corners here, just plenty of feeling on everyone’s part, and enjoyment of making music together.



The rumbling bass playing of Ramsés Colón; the comping, soloing and ensemble work of all three keyboardists; and a more heated look at master violinist Britos Ruiz of Haden’s Nocturne fame should draw some attention out there. Amidst all tunes, however, Ramírez weaves his performances binding the troupe onwards. Overall, as their interpretation of “Waltz For Debby” illustrates rather well, the accessibility of the material does not let the listener off the hook as it engages both interest and attraction.



Contact: Bobby Ramírez & Ritmo City Records .


Track Listing: 1. Pan Con Bistec Bobby Ram

Personnel: Elena Alamilla: Cello. Rams

Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: Ritmo City Records | Style: Latin/World


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