Kenny Clarke / Francy Boland Big Band

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Kenny Clarke / Francy Boland Big Band - Latin Kaleidoscope Latin Kaleidoscope
Jazz New - LP PR 7760 Prestige
Factory Sealed 1970 Original. Pristine Copy. Features Sahib Shihab, Tony Coe, Ronnie Scott, Phil Woods, Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Dusko Goykovic, Derek Humble, Johnny Griffin, Shake Keane, Sabu Martinez And Others. Gary McFarland's Six-Part "Latin Kaleidoscope" Is A Joy To Discover — Much As It Was To First Hear His Creations For Stan Getz On 1962's Big Band Bossa Nova (To Which This Latin Suite Bears Some Distinctive Similarities). His Trademark Is Simple, Invigorating Themes With A Memorable, Childlike Quality. "Latin Kaleidoscope" Offers Much Evidence Of His Gifts. Boland, Who Added His Own Touches To This Suite, Never Takes A Solo Throughout And Is Occasionally Heard On Harpsichord. Excellent Solos Are Taken By Sahib Shihab ("Duas Rosas"), Ronnie Scott ("Uma Fita De Tres Cores") And Ake Persson ("Olhos Negros"). Francy Boland's "Cuban Fever" Is Like A Musical Postcard Of Cuba: Powerful, Colorful, Exciting, Where The Unexpected Is Approached At Every Corner. Here The Brasses Cover More Of The Thematic Canvas. But It Is Often The Reeds That Take Solo Honors (A Nice Contrast) — With The Exception Of The Beautiful Finale, "Crepuscule Y Aurora," Which Benefits From A Resonant Benny Bailey Trumpet Solo.... more details
 

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