Featuring Al Cohn + in Indigo (FSRCD 627)

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Featuring Al Cohn + in Indigo


Fresh Sound Records


ZZZ 125401




Featuring Al Cohn + in Indigo

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New York jazz critics hailed Candido as the greatest Cuban drummer to burst into the jazz scene since the spectacular Chano Pozo took New York by storm before he was killed in 1948. In presenting Candido’s first album, producer Creed Taylor tried to showcase him using a small jazz group.

Candido had integrated his Afro-Cuban origins and his bop adolescence into a jazz maturity which was extended, and in turn stimulated by, the quintet Creed Taylor chose to play with him - Al Cohn on tenor, Joe Puma on guitar, Dick Hyman, piano, Whitey Mitchell, bass, and Ted Sommer, drums. The great Cuban percussionist laid down the fluid coupling between the close knit rhythm section and the relaxed tenor of Cohn, blowing intelligently on his bongo and conga solos.

On the second album included, recorded two years later, Candido was matched with a similar quintet, again with Puma on guitar, but this time with Dick Hyman on organ, contributing some solid, meaty playing. Trumpeter Ernie Royal was assured and warm, while George Duvivier on bass and Charlie Persip on drums provided fine rhythm support.

Personnel on #1-10:

Candido Camero (conga drum, bongo), Al Cohn (ts),
Dick Hyman (p), Joe Puma (g), Whitey Mitchell (b) and
Ted Sommer (d).
Recorded in New York City, April 9 - 10, 1956.
From the original ABC-Paramount 12" album Candido (ABC-125).

Personnel on #11-19:

Candido Camero (conga drum,bongo), Ernie Royal (tp),
Dick Hyman (organ), Joe Puma (g), George Duvivier (b) and
Charlie Persip (d).
Recorded in New York City, April 28 & May 1, 1958.
From the original ABC-Paramount 12" album Candido in Indigo (ABCS-236)


01. Mambo Inn
02. I'll Be Back for More
03. Stompin' at the Savoy
04. Candi Bar
05. Broadway
06. Perdido
07. Indian Summer
08. Candido's Camera
09. Poinciana
10. Cheek to Cheek
11. Afro Blue
12. Caravan
13. Softly, But Blue
14. Blue Lou
15. Blue Prelude
16. Bongo Baby
17. Blue Dirge
18. Candido Cocktail
19. Singing Skins

Total time: 75:00 min. aprox.