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With all the exultation about the reconciliation between the capitalistic USA
and the socialistic island state of Cuba, it is easy to oversee that the musical
fusion between the two countries took place decades ago. Afro Cuban jazz, in
which the interpretation and rhythms of swing and bebop are united with all
imaginable rhythms from Brazil and the Caribbean, was label enough to describe a
peaceful yet exciting and revolutionary music.
At first glance it appears that in his album, "Stone Soul", the Cuban
percussionist Mongo Santamaria just took a handful of popular songs from pop and
soul and 'translated' them into his own musical language. So far so good: but
the enthusiasm and joy with which the band performs is anything but ordinary.
Once the threshold for a potent Latin combo has been overcome with meaty winds
("See Saw"), Sonny Fortune on the alto sax storms ahead along rhythm & blues
tracks and breaks out with hectic cleft licks on his own headstrong path.
Incited by crisp percussion, one can experience how traditional music is
combined with a musician’s own ideas to create completely new music.
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Mongo Santamaria, congas, bongos
Sonny Fortune, alto saxophone
Hadley Caliman, tenor saxophone
Hubert Laws, tenor saxophone
Art Kaplan, baritone saxophone
Louis Gasca, trumpet
Rodgers Grant, piano
William Allen, bass
Steve Berrios, timbales
Bernard Purdie, drums
Julito Collazo, percussion
Osualdo Martinez, percussion
2. Son-Of-A-Preacher Man
3. Love Child
4. Where Are We
5. Hitchcock Railway
1. Stoned Soul Picnic
2. Who's Making Love
3. The Now Generation
4. Little Green Apples
5. Cloud Nine