Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Pacific Mambo, 2020CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 88
Score Chart

O’s Notes: The Caribbean, festive beats are plentiful, anchoring a refined big band up front! Lyrics come from Braulio Barrera, Christelle Durandy and Armando Cordoba on 5 of the 9 selections. There are excellent covers, notably fresh arrangements of “Through The Fire”, “A Night in Tunisia” and “Birks Works”. Jon Faddis (t), Dafnis Prieto (d), Alex Britti (g) and Herman Olivera (vocals on the fiery “Omi Ye Ye”) are featured artists in a sea of strong musicians. The Spanish songs have Spanish lyrics and English songs have English lyrics maintaining the integrity of the tunes in an energetic celebration, The III Side.


Publicist: Lydia Liebman Promotions