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Time for some Latin Jazz

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Changing course from the sweltering tropical funk of last week, here’s some nice Latin Jazz to get you through until the weekend, when I promise a great post of rare & excellent descargas.

Ricardo Marrero, infamous for his classic Latin Funk/Disco songs like “Babalonia,” “My Friend” and “Algo” (see my earlier post for more of that stuff), released his first (legit) album in 1977 on Vaya records that continued on in the fusion direction. TIME takes it to the next level with samba, danzonette, rock and bossa elements getting weaved into the mix.  But Marrero really makes his mark on the jazzy front, supplying a comanding position at the keys with that ever present Latin sabor.

Ricardo Marrero and the Group: “Southern Boulevard”
From the TIME LP (Vaya, 1976)