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Joe Falero & |
DC Latin Jazz All Stars
Joe Falero's mind is full of new ideas. The clave, rhythms and melodies provide him with the musical ingredients to take any tune and apply his personal touch.
"Innovator" is the word that better describe this musician. You can feel it in every performance where his band delivers an electrifying show. Their
music makes you dance and enjoy every single tune that they play. On his new CD you will hear the magic of his original tunes and his way to take a classic tune and put it on the next level. Joe uses all the Latin flavor's to create his own mix of Salsa and Jazz. That it is why he is !Mr. SalsaJazz!
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Latin Flavor - Joe Falero & DC Latin Jazz All Stars
Joe Falero, veteran percussionist in the DC metropolitan area has just
released his first cd "Latin Flavor". His group, Joe Falero & DC Latin Jazz
All Stars, lives up to their name. The cd is refreshing because it
takes standard jazz tunes and plays them in a Latin jazz format. But
the magic lies in the fact that these numbers are not for listening
only, these are hot tracks for dancers.
There are 8 tracks on the cd and the title track, "Latin Flavor", is done
as an instrumental and then sung by Joe Falero himself. The reason this
cd works is because the arrangements are geared towards the dancer.
Track 2 Tribute to Mongo (Watermelon Man) is done in a salsa format.
Track 4 Tribute to Tito takes the classic “Oye Como Va” and juxtaposes
the revered cha-cha-cha into a soulful guaguanco. Track 5 is the hip
"What I Do For Love", played with crispness on guitar worthy of a Robert
Cray or George Benson. Track 7 Tribute to Dizzy (A Night In Tunisia)
again takes a classic standard and arranges it so that you have to
dance. My favorite tracks are Nos. 2, 5 and 7.
The musicians are superb; Herbie Martinez Jr. on the trombone wails
away with the mastery of Barry Rodgers; Roberto Tyson on guitar
resurrecting George Benson riffs, and Joe Falero taking solos with the
virtuosity of Gerardo Rosales: these are great musicians.
I would change nothing about the cd. It pretends nothing and delivers
everything. It is a latin jazz group that has re-arranged numbers for
the dancer and they have made these new versions fresh, and very
unique. What’s next, I don’t know but I can’t wait.
Geiner R. Bruno
Aka DJ Bruno “El Unico”
"Packing a heavy groove with a light touch,
DCLJAS' CD !Latin Flavor! continues a tradition of
Latin-jazz from the Nation's Capitol that reflects DC
itself: intelligent and funky!"
Jim Byers, host, WPFW 89.3 FM's "Latin Flavor/Classic
What a winner!
!LATIN FLAVOR!, the new release by
Joe Falero & DC Latin Jazz All Stars hits the
Salsa Historian and Promoter