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Chris Washburne & The SYOTOS Band - Paradise in Trouble (2003)

5-12-2015, 14:01
Jazz | Latin

Title: Paradise in Trouble
Year Of Release: 2003
Label: Jazzheads Inc.
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Fusion
Quality: MP3 320 Kbps
Total Time: 00:55:59
Total Size: 157 Mb


01. Money Is the Future Tense (Washburne) - 5:44
02. She's Dirty as a Boy (Washburne) - 5:03
03. Anodyne of Muddledom (Washburne) - 6:52
04. Nuyorican Son (Washburne) - 4:32
05. Whatever You Want from Me (Olsen) - 6:00
06. Paradise in Trouble (Washburne) - 4:15
07. Your Inside Out (Olsen) - 4:47
08. On Whatever Day of the Week Saturday Happens to Fall (Walsh) - 4:17
09. Jazzy (Colon) - 3:56
10. Dr. Syo (Mathisen) - 5:24
11. Money Is the Future Tense (Remix by DJ SYO) - 5:09

Chris Washburne - trombone, percussion
John Walsh - trumpet, flugelhorn
Ole Mathisen - tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Barry Olsen - piano, electric keyboards, trombone
Leo Traversa - bass
Vince Cherico - drums, percussion
Wilson "Chembo" Corniel - congas, hand percussion
Special Guests:
Bobby Sanabria - percussion, drums (#8,10)
Renato Thoms - bongos (#3,6);
Valerie Dee Naranjo (#1,7,10,11) - gyil, djembe, kpanlogo drums
Bernard Woma - gyil (#7,10)
Ruth Sergel (#1,11) - bells, hand claps
Roberto Jose Sanabria, Gary Dallaire - hand claps (#1,11)
Recorded at Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ on August 20-22, 2002.

Q: How does a guy born and bred in the Midwest make authentic Latin jazz? A: By submerging himself in the cross-cultural melting pot of the New York scene. His Ph.D. in ethnomusicology also helps, as does playing weekly with his Syotos band at one of the best jazz clubs (Smoke) and one of the top Latin clubs (Nuyorican Poets Cafe). Chris Washburne's music sizzles, crackles, and engages both the brain and body, combining Latin rhythms and percussion with jazz, funk, R&B, hip-hop, gospel, Caribbean, and Afro-Cuban. His trombone playing swings hard and clutter-free, saying more with less; as on his two previous releases, the arrangements are tight and varied on Paradise in Trouble, with no hint of formula. The catchy opener, "Money Is the Future Tense" (which is remixed as the house-music closer), sets the tone for the rest of the album: delightful originals rendered by a well-oiled, terrific band. Washburne's driving "Dirty as a Boy" combines the Cuban son with hip-hop, while keyboardist Barry Olsen's "Your Inside Out" churns with a nine-beat rhythm from Zimbabwe. The African gyil, a mallet instrument made from gourds and wood, is featured on saxist Ole Mathisen's jazzy "Dr. Syo." Olsen, Mathisen, and trumpeter John Walsh -- who wrote the funky "On Whatever Day of the Week...." -- are particularly blazing in their solos, while drummer Vince Cherico provides subtle, intricate propulsion throughout. On the title track, funk meets mambo, and there's a nod to Latin legend Willie ColГіn in a powerhouse version of his "Jazzy." Washburne blends ancient traditions and contemporary influences into an energetic and happy mix. An excellent blues-chaser and party CD, Paradise in Trouble will also please fusion fans who prefer to listen carefully to its creative innovations; their challenge will be sitting still. Highly recommended.

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