Caribbean Jazz Project

Concord, 2003SACD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 9.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4+
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: This is now a well-established formula for contemporary Latin jazz. Vibraphonist Dave Samuels leads the charge with a combination of originals and covers. They include trumpet from either Ray Vega or Randy Brecker on this set. The combinations of marimba with trumpet works well across rumba, cha-cha and samba. We particularly liked “Tell Me A Bedtime Story”, “Weird Nightmare” and the syncopated beats of “Blue”.