Ray Vega

  • CAT # CCD-4867-25

    1. Hub-Tones 4:47
    2. Lotus Blossom 4:03
    3. Boperation 5:39
    4. Birks' Works 5:27
    5. Dark Shadows 6:00
    6. Daahoud 4:03
    7. Blue In Green / Four 3:00
    8. Stepping Stone 6:05
    9. Tangerine 4:07
    10. Whisper Not 4:55
    11. Social Call 5:49
    12. Mr. Kenyatta 6:12

"Lauded for his fiery playing with music legends Paul Simon, Joe Henderson, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Mario Bauza and Mongo Santamaria, RAY VEGA is a world-class Latin jazz trumpeter and Boperation, his second Concord Picante release, is an inspired tribute to his jazz trumpet forefathers. Using the original arrangements of such classics as Fats Navarro's "Boperation," Clifford Brown's "Daahoud," and Lee Morgan's "Mr. Kenyatta" as a point of departure, Vega fuses them with a variety of enlivening Latin rhythms and creative twists. Features special guests Steve Khan (guitar) and Joe Locke (vibes)." - Brett Primack, FEATURING: Ray Vega - trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion Roger Byam - tenor, alto & soprano saxophones Igor Atalita - piano Bernie Minoso - bass Vince Cherico - drums, percussion Wilson "Chembo" Corniel - congas, percussion with special guests: Steve Khan - electric & acoustic guitars Joe Locke - vibraphone

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