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Ray Barretto - Eye of the Beholder [Japan] (2014)

24-05-2015, 00:50
Music | Jazz | World | Latin | FLAC / APE

Ray Barretto - Eye of the Beholder [Japan] (2014)

Artist: Ray Barretto
Title Of Album: Eye of the Beholder [Japan]
Year Of Release: 2014 (1977)
Label (Catalog#): Atlantic/WEA/Warner [WPCR-28037]
Country: USA
Genre: Salsa, Latin Jazz, World Fusion
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 40:48
Full Size: 281 MB

Review by Thom Jurek:
Many pure salsa and Latin jazz fans have a difficult time with Ray Barretto's Atlantic Records period in the late 1970s because he was making a deliberate run at the crossover jazz/dance music charts. Who better to strive for such a thing? Barretto established his bona fides in jazz two decades earlier -- and returned to them time and again until the end of his life. He was also one of the prime innovators in New York's salsa explosion, and even played on pop records as a sideman. His credits are book-length. This set from 1977 has dated well. A very large cast date, it features Stix Hooper, Joe Sample, and Wilton Felder of the Crusaders, as well as a host of West Coast session players from the pop, jazz, and Latin worlds: saxophonist Pete Christlieb, trumpeter Louis "Perico" Ortiz, trombonist Garnett Brown, drummers Terry Bozzio and Angel "Cachete" Maldonado, guitarist Ray Gomez, and bassist Jeff Berlin are just a few of the players who appear. The vibe here is more jazz-funk than fusion or salsa. It features loads of keyboards to balance the percussion load, making it more accessible to non-Latin fans, though the grooves balance the smooth with the steamy. The best tracks are "Here We Go Again," Leti," and "Tumbao Africano," while "Señor Funk" and "Expresso" are fine songs as well.


01. Here We Go Again (Sample) - 5:02
02. Senor Funk (Fiorillo) - 4:43
03. Eye of the Beholder (Goldstein) - 4:24
04. Salsa-Con-Fusion (Finnerty) - 6:13
05. Numero Uno (Felder) - 4:48
06. Expresso (Goldstein) - 4:05
07. Leti (Edghill) - 6:59
08. Tumbao Africano (Barretto) - 4:34

Ray Barretto - congas, percussion
Barry Finnerty (#1,4), Marcus Fiorillo (#2,3,6,7) - guitar
Ray Gomez - lead guitar (#8)
Wilton Felder (#1,4), Jeff Berlin (#2,3,5-8) - bass
Joe Sample (#1,2,4,5,7), Gil Goldstein (#2,3,6,7), Eddie Martinez (#8) - keyboards
Terry Bozzio (#1,4), Steve Ferrone (#2,3,5-8) - drums
Pete Christlieb (#1,4,5), Todd Anderson (#2,3,6-8) - tenor saxophone
Bill Green - baritone saxophone (#1,4,5), soprano saxophone (#1,4)
Roger Rosenberg (#2,3,6-8) - baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone
Garnett Brown (#1,4,5), Reinaldo Jorge (#2,3,6-8) - trombone
Gene Arnold Goe (#4), Luis "Perico" Ortiz (#8) - trumpet
Rafael Cruz - percussion (#7,8)
Clif Carter - synthesizer (#8)
Ray Romero, Angel "Cachete" Maldonado - bata drum (#8)
Jimmy Delgado - timbales (#8)

Recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York (#1,4), and Hollywood Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA (#2,3,5-8).

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