🎷 AotW: Jazz Manolo Badrena - MANOLO (SP-4783)

Jazz releases not on the CTi or Horizon labels.

Captain Bacardi

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Manolo Badrena
MANOLO
A&M SP-4783
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Released 1979

Format: Vinyl/8-Track/Cassette/CD (Japan)

Produced by Herb Alpert & Manolo Badrena

Songs:
  • 1. The One Thing (Manolo Badrena) - 5:54
    2. Canales (Love Will Pave The Way) (Sybil Thomas/Manolo Badrena) - 3:31
    3. Got Some (News For You) (Manolo Badrena) - 4:43
    4. Clube Da Esquina (The Corner) (Milton Nascimento/Lo Borges/Marcio Borges) - 4:08
    5. Fly Away (Agueybana) (Manolo Badrena) - 5:14
    6. Claro Que Si (Yes Of Course) (Manolo Badrena) - 4:00
    7. Yana (Manolo Badrena) - 2:33
    8. Amor Lejano (Distant Love) (Manolo Badrena) - 6:57
Musicians:
Manolo Badrena - Percussion, Vocals, Synthesizer, Tabla, Sound Effects, Drums, Timbal, Conga
Jorge "Jeta" Fattoruso - Drums, Percussion
Abraham Laboriel - Bass
Jaco Pastorius - Bass (1)
Carlos Rios - Guitar
Maria Fatima - Guitar (4)
Hugo Fattoruso - Synthesizer, Piano, Fender Rhodes, Cavaquinho, Guitar, Baul, Vocals
Alfredo De La Fe - Violin
Gary "El Buho" Gazaway - Trumpet, Trombone, Recorder, Shells, Percussion
Vocals: Sybil Thomas, Vennette Gloud, Carmen Twillie, Lani Hall, Maria Fatima

Recorded and Mastered at A&M Recording Studios, Hollywood
Engineered by Mark Smith
Assistant Engineer: Steve Katz
Mastered by Bernie Grundman

Art Direction: Roland Young
Design: Amy Nagasawa
Illustration: Mac James/Rod Dyer, Inc.
Photo Illustration of Manolo: Michael Going

"Manolo took me on a trip way beyond anything I had ever been exposed to before. I used to be rather quick to judge music based on melody, form and content. Manolo inadvertently showed me another equally important ingredient called ENERGY, and there's no shortage here.

Thanks 'Nolo'
I love you,"
- Herb Alpert

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Rudy

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Meh...

I got ahold of this one and gave it a spin. It does have a lot of energy and some great playing but, as I've found with some other percussionists' records, the songs are not all that memorable and I really can't remember a thing about it after a first listen. An overly busy production does not help the proceedings either--at times it seems as though there is too much going on in the mix.

Manolo was once a member of Weather Report and also recorded many albums with the likes of Ahmad Jamal, Steve Khan and Bill Evans (saxophonist), and was sideman on many other albums throughout the years, including Main Event Live by Herb Alpert and Hugh Masekela.
 

Bobberman

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Manolo also was a member of Spyro Gyra from 1985 to 1987 He appears on 3 of their albums of that period
 
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