Latin Best of...

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Matt Till, May 20, 2007.


  1. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    My girlfriend loves Latin music, I know nothing about it... and I know Latin music is a generic term and there are many subgenres: I'd like to hear some great examples of all of them.

    I don't want to get a sampler CD/best of, I want to hear some real albums as a whole.

    Cool
     
  2. I absolutley love the Fania All Stars who are more salsa
     
  3. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    Bossa Nova

    Antonio Carlos Jobim - Tide, Wave
    Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto

    Latin Disco/Funk

    Los Amigos Invisibles - Zinga Son
     
  4. jamontap

    jamontap Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Cartersville, GA
    Jam Miami is my favorite Latin Jazz album. It's a live show.
    It features Poncho Sanchez, Chick Corea, and Arturo Sandoval. There is also a DVD of it as well.
     
  5. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Hey, awesome! Glad this thread got going. I gotta do some research on these, thanks a lot!
     
  6. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band.
     
  7. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Pete Escovedo
    Poncho Sanchez
    Claudia Acuña
    Tito Puente
    Stan Getz
    Cal Tjader
    Mongo Santamaria
    Ray Barretto
    Ray Vega
    Carlos Santana (;))
     
  8. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    As you said, "Latin" is a term that encompasses lots of music genres. Anyway, the first recommendation that comes to mind is the Calle 54 DVD. Here's a sample.

    Some Latin artists to check: Fania All Stars (already mentioned), Irakere, NG La Banda, Willie Colón, Rubén Blades, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, La Sonora Ponceña (check this video I uploaded to YouTube some time ago), Paquito D'Rivera, Michel Camilo, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Bobby Valentín (Fania's bass player. I really like this DVD from him), Gilberto Santa Rosa...
     
  9. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Sono est omnia Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 26, 2003
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    Luthier and Instrument Tech at Kala Brand Music Co.
    Some off the top of my head:
    Fania (already mentioned)
    Willie Colon y Ruben Blades - Siembra
    Ruben Blades - Ganas, Buscando America
    Oscar D'Leon
    El Gran Combo
    Tipica '73
    Cachao y Sus Ritmo Caliente
    Eddie Palmieri
    Cal Tjader
    Celia Cruz
    Hector Lavoe

    Toquinho - Toquinho Tocando
    Baden Powell & Vinícius de Moraes - Os Afro-Sambas de Baden e Vinícius
    Quarteto Novo (all Brazilian)
    Ensamble Gurrufío (Venezuelan)

    I know you said CDs but check out the Calle 54 DVD. It's got some awesome performances from all over the place including the Fort Apache Band, Michel Camilo (with AJ), Patato y Puntilla and Cachao to name a few.
     
  10. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Sono est omnia Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 26, 2003
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    Luthier and Instrument Tech at Kala Brand Music Co.
    :D That's awesome. Very nice, Mark and Alvaro!
    I see we have similar tastes!
     
  11. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

  12. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Check this cool live video from Oscar: , 1991) and still gives me chills.
     
  13. I will check out every suggestion in this thread (thanks). I'd add Strunz and Farah, "Primal Magic" album specifically, as a wonderful manifestation of Latin, Jazz, and world fusion. The bass they implement is most often electric fretless, with strong internationalized funk and intricate Latinized grooves. I likely can't summarize it another way. :)
     
  14. deaf pea

    deaf pea

    Mar 24, 2005
    Cuernavaca 1 hr S Mexico City
    Seymour Duncan/Basslines SMB-5A Endorsing Artist
    There IS latin music that ISN'T

    salsa, salsa-derived latin jazz or Bossa/Brazilian latin jazz!


    Anyone care to enlighten us as to some of the other styles . . .
     
  15. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Sono est omnia Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 26, 2003
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    Luthier and Instrument Tech at Kala Brand Music Co.
    Geez dude, chill. We know. Look at the last one I listed.
    Ensamble Gurrufío is not jazz. Toquinho and Baden/Vinicius are straight up Brazilian (the records I listed). These labels are useless if we don't permit them to overlap some. Whey don't you list some if you're so helpful? You know, there is more than one style of Brazilian music! :p

    Going on, I really love Carles Benavent's playing with Paco de Lucía, among others. Carles is on Jazzpaña I and II with Los Jovenes Flamencos and Gerardo Núñez, respectively. He's also featured on a few songs on the Miles/Quincy at Montreaux album. Killer sound! He apparently uses a felt pick on his hollow-body Drozd.
     
  16. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Hmmmm...........maybe there should be a Latin 101 thread!
     
  17. deaf pea

    deaf pea

    Mar 24, 2005
    Cuernavaca 1 hr S Mexico City
    Seymour Duncan/Basslines SMB-5A Endorsing Artist
    Hey, I'm OK . . . and FYI, I WASN'T responding specifically to YOUR posts . . .

    It's just that MOST (NOT ALL) of the suggestions (from everyone who's posted here) are for "tropical", Son Cubano-derrived musics . . . "salsa", etc . . .
    And there's really a LOT MORE to "LATIN MUSIC" besides that . . .


    I'm sure that you're right about that . . .


    BTW, the listening (and viewing) suggestions have been really great for those "tropical" and jazz artists mentioned!
     
  18. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Sono est omnia Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 26, 2003
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    Luthier and Instrument Tech at Kala Brand Music Co.
    Totally! Sorry, I wasn't sure if it was directed at me. :)

    Thought of a couple more:
    The Alan Lomax Recordings - tons of field recordings from all over the world
    Los Incas (features the charango, one of my favorite instruments)
    Serenata Guayanesa
    Hermeto Pascoal
    Salsa Celtica
    Jorge Ben
     
  19. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA


    That's awesome!!
     
  20. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    I'm glad you like it. :)

    You're absolutely right. For the finest exponent of argentinean music (IMO, of course), check some recordings by Astor Piazzolla.
     
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