Thursday, May 17, 2007

Brazil Today LP Xavier Alberto and his Orchestra

Picked this up on a swing through some antique and junk stores. 10 songs on Crown. Swinging Latin Jazz featuring the flute. Got it for 3 cents more than the sticker on the cover. Not bad.
"Bongosville" opens with a nice flute groove, but then lives up to its name with some percussion breakdowns. "Pesadilla" has a wicked groove and a guitarist doing his best Wes Montgomery imitation. "Azul" is another stand out on this record. Overall this record is pretty predictable -nice groove, percussion breakdown, repeat. Fairly tame with some nice flute grooves, but a nice weekend choice for chilling in the afternoon.

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