Artist: Fernando Garcia
|Un Ratito a Pie y Otro Andando|
|Cuembé Na’ Ma’|
|De Tres en Tres|
|Aquellos Ojos Verdes|
|Lauré Ñan Gato|
|Dulcito de Ajonjolí|
Appreciating jazz takes more than an aficionado, but this track makes it easy even for the amateurs out there. The tracks picks up a single rhythm and stretches it out until then with a perfect finish that comes with a change in the notes that is more than refreshing. The interlude towards the end is absolutely stellar.
2. Un Ratito a Pie y Otro Andando
Definitely one of those tracks to enjoy when you’re having a head rush in an evening party. Makes for a little dance and a little of other assorted things, although those interjections somewhere in the middle sound rather crude and could have been done without.
As the track begins it is difficult to catch the rhythm of the song as it doesn’t really open up to its listeners until the vocals begin. And the rhythm of the track takes an up-beat and refreshing mode to give something that is refreshingly unique. Be sure to see yourself listening to more of jazz after this.
4. Cuembé Na’ Ma’
You know what you’re looking for when it comes to jazz, apart from the tap-worthy notes, those Spanish vocals rolling off the ‘R’s’, as much as one does not like to admit. Though music is great no doubt, you can’t help but wish the vocals resurface more often. “Sexy, weren’t they?’’ is all you can keep saying.
5. De Tres en Tres
A complete novel way to begin a track that is mainstreamed to be jazz, this one puzzles you sure enough. And the track’s rhythm is difficult to fathom, doesn’t quite make an impression. But one is looking at the mere talent of the
bongos being played, well hats off to that!
6. Esta Onda
The ‘happy-go-lucky’ feel of the song is a great refrain from the rest of the tracks. A perfect ‘hit-the-beach’ track, the album seems to cover every aspect of jazz. Another peppy number done beautifully.
7. Aquellos Ojos Verdes
The mellow beginning to track doesn’t really appeal to you if you’re a fan of jazz. Even if you viewed individually the track doesn’t really make much contribution to the album. Does get a little boring to make it to the end.
8. Lauré Ñan Gato
The track stumps you but not in a pleasant manner at that as the tracks takes you through various combinations of jazz that are not so perfectly combined. The track doesn’t really make an impression.
As the album progresses the tracks keep getting mellower, but you might be mistaken if you think this one’s a bumper as well. The very fact this track is mellow brings out the charm in it. Slowly paced it brings out the true colors of jazz through its serenity.
10. Balankan Mouni
The amateur beats in this track repels the listener. This track could have been avoided entirely making space for some extra talent.
11. Jíbaro Valenciano
Here is another good track that keeps the momentum of the first few tracks. However, this track could have been better in bits and parts.
12. Dulcito de Ajonjolí
The artist sure knows how to end an album, with a bang at that. This track surely makes up for all the disappointments in the album.
Picks from the album: Subidor, Cuembé Na’ Ma’, Esta Onda