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lunes, 13 de marzo de 2017

Clark Terry & Chico O'Farrill ‎• Spanish Rice

Review by Ken Dryden
Clark Terry joined forces with Cuban bandleader Chico O'Farrill for these 1966 studio session, which consist almost exclusively of Latin tunes. Although there are a number of all-stars present in addition to Terry, including trumpeters Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, and Snooky Young, along with guitarists Everett Barksdale and Barry Galbraith, the solos are all by Terry, so there is little interaction in these brief charts. Terry is in top form, as always, with his rich flügelhorn in "Angelitos Negros" and his fat-toned trumpet in an original blues called "Joonji." Terry and O'Farrill collaborated on the narrative comic original "Spanish Rice," though it isn't particularly memorable. Terry's modification of the lyrics to "Happiness Is" salutes a number of fellow jazz greats (particularly his impression of Louis Armstrong's singing), though the anonymous vocal group that accompanies him is quite forgettable. This is a fun recording that had the potential to be a memorable one, but it falls a bit short.

A1 Peanut Vendor 2:15
A2 Angelitos Negros 2:38
A3 El Cumbanchero 2:09
A4 Joonji 3:34
A5 Que Sera 2:14
A6 Mexican Hat Dance 2:40
B1 Spanish Rice 2:44
B2 Say Si Si 2:28
B3 Macarena (La Virgen De La Macarena) 2:58
B4 Tin Tin Deo 2:43
B5 Contigo En La Distancia 2:58
B6 Happiness Is 3:20

Year: 1966

Arranged By – Chico O'Farrill
Bass – George Duvivier
Guitar – Barry Galbraith, Everett Barksdale
Percussion – Bobby Rosengarden, Chano Pozo, Frank Malabe, Julio Cruz
Trumpet – Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, Snooky Young

Mastered By – Rudy Van Gelder

Recorded 1966
Original Black/Orange 4-Logo label, + black lettering Label Design
VAN GELDER stamped in the dead wax.

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