Lary Barilleau & The Latin Jazz Collective

Carmen's Mambo

OA2 22098

“...Mr. Barilleau transforms his music into masterful musical murals and diaphanous canvases which carry a very special imprimatur.”
Raul da Gama

The Latin Jazz Collective is a new project conceived by Lary Barilleau, a Seattle based percussionist, composer and award winning educator. Carmen's Mambo features the original music of Grammy nominated musician Lary Barilleau, Grammy winning arranger and trombonist Doug Beavers and multi-instrumentalist Jay Thomas. The unique mixture of jazz melodies and harmonies along with Afro-Caribbean rhythms reflects the classic sound of Latin jazz. The CD was recorded over a 2 year span in San Francisco, New York and Seattle. All arrangements and orchestration by Doug Beavers.

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TRACKS:

1. Pa'lante (Moving Ahead) 5:07
2. Beautiful Day 5:12
3. Nica's Dream 4:18
4. Los Unicos (The Unique Ones) 5:14
5. Carmen's Mambo 6:30
6. Rahsaan's Lament 7:40
7. Carla 7:17
8. Se Acabó (That's It) 7:40

PRODUCTION:

Produced by Lary Barilleau
Co-Produced by Doug Beavers for Doug Beavers Productions
Production assistance by Barry Barilleau
Tracks 1-6: Recorded by Sebastian Richard at Broken Radio Studios,
San Francisco, CA on February 14 & 15, 2009
Tracks 7/8: Recorded by Don Gunn at Two Sticks Studio, Seattle WA
on February 16, 2010
Additional recording at:
- Faultline Studios, San Francisco, CA, engineered by Sebastian Richard
- Grand Slam Productions, Brooklyn, NY in July, 2010, engineered by Willie Ruiz
- Studio Blue, Seattle, WA, engineered by Scot Charles
- DobaSound Labs, Castro Valley, CA, engineered by Armando Cordoba
- Twenty One Nine Knox Street, San Fernando, CA, engineered by Ron Blake
Mixed and Mastered by Scot Charles at Studio Blue, Seattle, WA
Original art by Rafael E. Caraballo - www.rafaelcaraballoart.com
Cover design & layout by John Bishop

PERFORMERS:

Lary Barilleau & The Latin Jazz Collective is:

TRACKS 1-6
Melecio Magdaluyo - flute/alto sax
Mike Olmos - trumpet
Doug Beavers - trombone
Marco Diaz - piano
Joe Santiago (Timba) - acoustic bass
Lary Barilleau - bongos, timbales & percussion
Sean Zuniga - congas
Eric Rangel - timbales/percussion (3-6)
Pete Escovedo - timbales (2)
George Ortiz - timbales (1)
Carlos Rosario - lead vocals (4)
Eddie Rosado - background vocals (coro) (4)
Willie Ruiz - background vocals (coro) (4)

TRACKS 7/8
Jay Thomas - soprano sax, trumpet
Melecio Magdaluyo - baritone sax (8)
Julian Priester - trombone (8)
Doug Beavers - trombone
Marc Seales - fender rhodes
Marc van Wageningen - electric bass
Lary Barilleau - bongos, timbales & percussion
Juan Escovedo - congas
Johnny Conga - chekere & percussion (7)

REVIEWS:

Latin Jazz Network (Raul da Gama )
Lary Barilleau is more than a percussionist; he is a veritable percussion colourist who wields sticks and mallets and brushes dipped and splayed into an enormous palette of tints and shades. This is evident throughout his record, Carmen's Mambo where with these incandescent dyes Mr. Barilleau transforms his music into masterful musical murals and diaphanous canvases which carry a very special imprimatur. It is, of course, true that he reflects the heritage that bears the marque of Tito Puente—El...

 

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