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Roberto Fonseca - Zamazu (2007) [Post-Bop, Latin Jazz]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Roberto Fonseca - Zamazu (2007) [Post-Bop, Latin Jazz]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 25 Dec 2022, 09:31

Artist: Roberto Fonseca
Album: Zamazu
Genre: Post-Bop, Latin Jazz
Label: Enja Records
Released: 2007
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
  1. Misa Popular (0:32)
  2. Tierra en mano (5:21)
  3. Clandestino (4:45)
  4. Llego cachaito (3:47)
  5. Asi Baila mi Madre (0:56)
  6. Congo Arabe (5:53)
  7. Zamazu (4:39)
  8. Suspiro (7:12)
  9. Ishmael (5:55)
  10. El Niejo (6:51)
  11. Mil congojas (3:19)
  12. Triste alegria (6:32)
  13. Amazamazu (5:01)
  14. Dime que no (3:13)


Pianist Roberto Fonseca's Zamazu contains quite a bit of variety. From Afro-Cuban jazz and a piece that is closer to Indian music, to Omara Portunodo's passionate vocal on "Mil Congojas," originals that sound like tangos and sambas from the 1930s, and orchestral numbers, there is much to savor throughout this continually colorful set. Fonseca can play with great intensity (sometimes hinting at McCoy Tyner) but is at his best caressing lyrical and traditional-sounding melodies. Recorded in Cuba and Brazil, this colorful set leans more towards Cuban than Brazilian music, with Fonseca being quite impressive as both a pianist and a composer. Highly recommended.
Review by Scott Yanow

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