Chico O`Farrill

The Complete Norman Granz Recordings (MM 831)

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The Complete Norman Granz Recordings

Chico O`Farrill

Malanga Music

8436559461092

MMR 148238

MM 831

JAZZ

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The Complete Norman Granz Recordings

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CD 12,39 €

• INCLUDES 20-PAGE BOOKLET

This release compiles all of the sessions the great Cuban arranger, conductor and composer Chico O’Farrill (1921-2001), issued under his own name for producer Norman Granz. Recorded between 1951 and 1954, these sides were originally issued on singles and EPs for the Clef and Norgran labels, and later compiled in different ways and reissued on LP on Verve. Many of these charts – whether for the brief, dance-oriented Latin numbers; ultra-familiar standards like “Malagueña” and “The Peanut Vendor”; or jazz tunes – are loaded with intricate figures and striking harmonies. The apotheosis of O’Farrill’s experiments are his two full-blown, groundbreaking Afro-Cuban jazz suites. The first features Flip Phillips and the redoubtable Charlie Parker as soloists within the Machito band, and the second is even bolder in its zigzag journey through the classical, Latin, and jazz camps.

PERSONNEL:

  • CHICO O’FARRIL & HIS ORCHESTRA
  • CHICO O’FARRILL, arranger & conductor plus:
  • COLLECTIVE PERSONNEL:
  • Roy Eldridge, Mario Bauza, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Stu Williamson, Al Porcino (tp), Eddie Bert, Fred Zito (tb), Charlie Kennedy, Lenny Hambro, Charlie Parker (as), Pete Mondello, Flip Phillips (ts), René Hernández (p),Roberto Rodríguez (b), Don Lamond (d), José Mangual (bongo) Cándido Camero (conga), among many others.

Recorded in New York & Los Angeles between 1951 & 1954.

TRACKS:

  • CD ONE: TOTAL TIME: 78:13 Min
  • 01 Avocadoes
  • 02 Taboo
  • 03 Jatp Mambo
  • 04 Duerme
  • 05 Almendra
  • 06 The Disappearance
  • 07 Cuban Blues
  • 08 Sin Título
  • 09 Dance One
  • 10 Bright One
  • 11 Flamingo
  • 12 Last One
  • 13 Tierra Va Tembla
  • 14 Vamos Pa La Rumba
  • 15 Mambo Korula
  • 16 Frizilandia
  • 17 Peanut Vendor
  • 18 Ill Wind (You’re Blowin’ Me No Good)
  • 19 Malagueña
  • 20 Castígala
  • 21 The Second Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite
  • 22 Muñequita Linda
  • CD TWO: TOTAL TIME: 79:04 Min
  • 01 Havana Special
  • 02 Carioca
  • 03 Fiesta Time
  • 04 Heat Wave
  • 05 It Ain’t Necessarily So
  • 06 Guess What
  • 07 Cry Baby Blues
  • 08 Lamento
  • 09 You Stepped Out Of A Dream
  • 10 Cachita
  • 11 Rumbonsito
  • 12 Te Quiero, Dijiste
  • 13 Siboney
  • 14 Angels’ Flight
  • 15 Tres Palabras
  • 16 No Te Importe Saber
  • 17 Vaya Con Dios
  • 18 Pianarabatibiri
  • 19 L.A. Mambo
  • 20 Quiéreme Mucho
  • 21 More Mambo
  • 22 Mambo For Bunto
  • 23 Botellero
  • 24 Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite
  • TOTAL TIME: 78:45 Min..