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Lexus Blondin Y Sus Afrocubanos present Afro Cubik

Lexus Blondin Afro Cubik

For his first appearance on the website, London-based French producer & compiler Lexus Blondin has put together an eclectic, yet very selected mix of Afro cuban jazz. This mix will have you travel back and forth from a pre-revolutionary Havana to a post war New York, a time when record producers were not afraid to think large. Their recipe for a different shade of Bebop? Reptilian brass sections, subtle arrangements written by monuments like Lalo Schiffrin or Chico O' Farril, coupled with the musicianship of talented soloists such as James Moody, Art Blakey, Machito or Cal Tjader. The result was a percussion heavy form of music with which jazz chords and improvisation found a new structure to play around. Four to the floor double bass, swirling trumpet solos, Hard Bop piano chords makes it a delight for Jazz dancers and sample seekers. Beware, this mix is highly explosive, handle with care!

Lexus Blondin Afro Cubik
Lexus Blondin Y Sus Afrocubanos present Afro Cubik
A mix of 1950's Cuban-influenced Jazz - Expect Horn Stabs and Spicy Congas Grooves!
(MP3 Podcast on 2011-02-21

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Tracklisting :
01. Cal Tjader - Lucero
(from 'Cal Tjader's Latin Concert' album, 1959 / Fantasy)
02. Lalo Schifrin - Capricho Español
(from 'Piano Español' album, 1960 / Tico)
03. James Moody And His Bop Men - Tin Tin Deo
(from 'James Moody And His Modernists' album, 1948 / Blue Note)
04. The Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble - Cubano Chant
(from 'Drum Suite' album, 1957 / Columbia)
05. David Amram – Andes Breeze
from 'Latin-Jazz Celebration' album, 1983 / Elektra Musician)
06. Dizzy Gillespie And The Big Band - The Legend Of The Atlantis
(from 'The New Continent' album, 1965 / Limelight)
07. Machito Y Su Orchestra feat. Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips And Buddy Rich - Cancion Antigua
(from 'Soul Source' album, 1950 / VSP)
08. Art Farmer & His Orchestra - Alone Together
(from 'The Aztec Suite' album, 1959 / United Artists)
Total time : 30:00

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Credits :
Selected, mixed and designed by Lexus Blondin
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (

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Funky Dew Funky Dew ·  22 February 2012, 09:49

Perfect one !!

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