Chico O`Farrill

The Complete Norman Granz Recordings (MM 831)

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The Complete Norman Granz Recordings

Chico O`Farrill

Malanga Music


MMR 148238

MM 831



The Complete Norman Granz Recordings

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CD 12,39 €

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.


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.


CD 1: TOTAL TIME: 78:13

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 2: TOTAL TIME: 79:04

01 Havana Specia
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