Sunday, March 7, 2010

Quantic and his Combo Barbaro: Tradition in Transition

This 2009 release from Quantic is impressive. The tracks go from Latin jazz, "New Morning" to Indian singer Falu over a latin beat, "Albela". There is a heavy Colombian influence on many of the tracks. Malcolm Catto from Heliocentrics plays drums, Panamanian soul singer Kabir sings on 2 cuts. The Nidia Góngora track, "Un Canto A Mi Tierra" is by far the standout. "Undelivered Letter" has a great extended piano jam about 2 1/2 minutes in. Even if you aren't a huge Latin musica fan you might still dig this.

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