Ritmos Unidos

Patois, 2014CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 21.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Ritmos Unidos is the sophomore effort from the band led by Michael Spiro with a strong team that includes trombonist Wayne Wallace. The program includes a good mix of tempo and mood but always with a steady dose of world-class percussion, typical of the Afro-Cuban music here. They take us away from a singular groove injecting festive calypso, salsa, and some cha-cha. There are many songs that will make you want to move including a hot cool arrangement of “Road Song” and the energizing, festive “Pan Rising”.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz