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Latinsville by Victor Feldman

The train pulls into the station and the conductor shouts, "Latinsville! All out for Latinsville!" Off the map for a lot time, Fantasy reinstates the route to the long-out-of-print travelogue platter by pianist/vibist Victor Feldman (1934-1987), who was, alas, better known as a sideman (Cannonball Adderley, Rickie Lee Jones, Steely Dan, Miles Davis) and studio musician than as a leader. In the late 50s, along w/ some of LA's finest, he gathered about him the crème de la crème of that era’s Latin/Afro-Cuban jazz players - Armando Peraza, Willie Bobo and Mongo Santamaria - and flew south of the border (w/ a few Tin Pan Alley/Hollywood ringers) and across the ocean to "Spain," giving Cal Tjader a run for his money at his own game. As a special added attraction, Bill Evans’ noted bassist Scott LaFaro is heard here, and five bonus cuts of straight-up unadulterated bebop are added to this reissue. Spin this and you’ll be up ‘n’ dancing about your domicile, shouting "babaloouu" in no time at all.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Victor Feldman
  • CD Title: Latinsville
  • Genre: Latin Jazz / Latin Funk
  • Year Released: 2003
  • Reissue Original Release: 1960
  • Record Label: Contemporary
  • Tracks: Shes A Latin From Manhattan; Flying Down To Rio; Cuban Pete; Spain; Cuban Love Song; The Breeze & I; others.'
  • Musicians: V.F.: vibes, piano; Frank Rosolino: trombone; Willie Bobo: timbales; Mongo Santamaria: congas; Scott LaFaro: bass; Vince Guaraldi: piano; A. Peraza: bongos; Conte Candoli: trumpet; others. Recorded in Los Angeles 1958 & 1959.
  • Rating: Three Stars
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