Molina, Al

Jazzer Records, 2004CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 11.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Amigos Todos is an upbeat set of tunes that swing nicely. Matthew Clark (p), Curt Moore (d, perc), Fred Randolph (b), Tod Dickow (sax) and Michael Spiro (congas, perc) support trumpeter Molina in this effort. Al set up Jazzer records to surface his talent beyond the Bay Area. The quality of Amigos Todos makes the effort worthwhile. It is a rich performance highlighted by originals, “Refritos” and “Mayan Fantasy” along with several strong arrangements like “Out of This World”.