Blue Mambo is a driving two horn Latin-Jazz group with a commercial sound lead by guitarist Charles Alletto and drummer Victor Rendón. The ensemble brings a group of veteran musicians with a wide variety of experience in the field and features original compositions by both leaders as well as varied and interesting arrangements by other artists. Blue Mambo's debut CD was released in 2008 hitting the Hit Parade list in Latin Beat magazine for months and has gotten airplay all over the United States including Europe. QUOTES Solid Latin Jazz adventure - Nelson Rodriguez Latin Beat Magazine Blue Mambo breathes life into words of yesterday through their music today. Simply put; all these rhythms and syncopation will make you feel better James Browne, Sirius Satellite Radio Umm, nice groove from a local septet that plays instrumental dance music with solid solos on top. Descarga.com I congratulate both on their swinging production. Vicki Sola, New York WFDU 89.1 FM Rarely does it happen to me that I have time to re-listen to a particular CD but this one...it just absolutely didn't want to come out of the CD player compartment of my stereo. Radiovinilemania - Italy Blue Mambo presents an enjoyable set of music on Blue Mambo, showing the music's blues foundation and it's evolution into so much more - Latin Jazz Corner Blue Mambo Personnel Charles Alletto - co-leader, guitar / tres / composer Victor Rendón -co-leader,drums/percussion/arranger/composer Guido Gonzalez - trumpet Al Acosta - sax / flute Joe Mannozzi - piano/arranger Solo Rodriguez - bass Yasuyo Kimura - congas/percussion Blue Mambo - liner notes Legendary New Orleans pianist and pioneer Jelly Roll Morton, who claimed to be the "inventor" of Jazz, was the first to identify some of the essential elements of this vibrant music he thinks he singularly developed. While no one person can be said to have invented Jazz, Morton did get it right when he first talked about the need in Jazz for a "Latin Tinge", the inclusion of the myriad rhythms and syncopated accents native to the Spanish speaking Caribbean islands that can give Jazz part of it's swagger and sway. Blue Mambo possesses that swagger and sway and bring to it melodic and harmonic augmentation by way of their blithe compositions and muscular improvisations. Another Jazz original, Louis Armstrong, in a simplistic description of good music, defined it as "the kind of music that makes you feel better after you heard it than you did before you heard it". All these many decades later, Blue Mambo breathes life into words of yesterday through their music today. Simply put; all these rhythms and syncopation will make you feel better. James Browne Sirius Satellite Radio.
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