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The Rhythmagic Orchestra (Nostalgia 77 & Hugo Mendez) - out on Impossible Ark



The Rhythmagic Orchestra
The Rhythmagic Orchestra - The Rhythmagic Orchestra
(CD/LP/Digital) Impossible Ark/Unfold UNFOLDCD012, 2011-03-28

The Rhythmagic Orchestra is a collaboration between acclaimed jazz producer Benedic Lamdin aka Nostalgia 77 and Hugo Mendez of World-renowned tropical music collective Sofrito, based on their shared love of jazz, Afro-Cuban, Latin and tropical sounds. The band comprised a young crop of London's finest jazz musicians and a team of Cuban percussionists. Comprising members of the Nostalgia 77 Octet, the Alex Wilson Band, Jazz Jamaica, the Heliocentrics and Ska Cubano, together the players combine years of experience with innumerable jazz and Latin greats, and had the chops to lay down a session that would have made the dancers at the Palladium ballroom proud. The finished album features a selection of classics of the jazz and Latin canon from the ë50s, with new compositions that stand up proudly alongside. Paying tribute to the giants of Afro-Cuban jazz like Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo and Machito; combining traditional arrangements with Cuban bata drums and a fresh outlook on the Latin jazz sound, all cooked up in 21st century London, the album continues a great musical tradition and adds its own flavour to the melting pot of jazz and non-western music.

The Rhythmagic Orchestra
The Rhythmagic Orchestra - The Rhythmagic Orchestra
(CD/LP/Digital) Impossible Ark/Unfold UNFOLDCD012, 2011-03-28

Tracklisting :
01. African Mailman
02. Cha Cha De Juventud
03. Tiajuana
04. Afrodisia
05. Fish Market Dance
06. Sakeena
07. Afreaka
08. Gulli Gulli
09. Mary Lou
10. Tururato
11. Manteca

Links :
impossiblearkrecords.co.uk
myspace.com/impossiblearkrecords
unfoldmusic.co.uk
myspace.com/unfoldrecordings
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Press Release :
The Rhythmagic Orchestra is a collaboration between acclaimed jazz producer Benedic Lamdin - aka Nostalgia 77 - and Hugo Mendez of World-renowned tropical music collective Sofrito, based on their shared love of jazz, Afro-Cuban, Latin and tropical sounds.

The band comprised a young crop of London's finest jazz musicians and a team of Cuban percussionists. Comprising members of the Nostalgia 77 Octet, the Alex Wilson Band, Jazz Jamaica, the Heliocentrics and Ska Cubano, together the players combine years of experience with innumerable jazz and Latin greats, and had the chops to lay down a session that would have made the dancers at the Palladium ballroom proud. The finished album features a selection of classics of the jazz and Latin canon from the ë50s, with new compositions that stand up proudly alongside.

Paying tribute to the giants of Afro-Cuban jazz like Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo and Machito; combining traditional arrangements with Cuban bata drums and a fresh outlook on the Latin jazz sound, all cooked up in 21st century London, the album continues a great musical tradition and adds its own flavour to the melting pot of jazz and non-western music.

Huge cross-promotion happening as Nostalgia 77 releases his much-anticipated fourth Nostalgia 77 solo album on Tru Thoughts (21st March), after a hiatus from the project during which he racked up various credits as producer, engineer, musician and composer with the likes of Keith and Julie Tippett, Alice Russell, Lizzy Parks, Sara Mitra, Golden Age Of Steam, Jeb Loy Nichols and more.

Hugo Mendez has just released the acclaimed ëSofrito: Tropical Discothequeí, compilation on Strut records, continuing to build on the reputation of the world-renowned tropical club nights, warehouse parties and sought-after 12" releases for which Sofrito is well known. This comp has just been reviewed very positively in The Telegraph among other publications.
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