Concord, 2001, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O’s Notes: Poncho (congas) leads a band that’s packed with the fiery Latin Spirits, African beats and that New Orleans blue jazz feel. There are 11 tracks ranging from Wayne Shorter’s “Ju Ju” to “Going Back to New Orleans” and Louis Jordan’s “Early In The Mornin'” with raspy vocals from Dale Spalding. Calypso, cha-cha and funk with brass accents also show up across this collage of Latin music, a strong performance.