The John Santos Quintet: Perspectiva Fragmentada.

Author:Tamagro, Luis
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THE JOHN SANTOS QUINTET

Perspectiva Fragmentada

(Machete)

[ILUSTRACIÓN OMITIR]

In these post-Buenavista years, when most practitioners of Cuban/Antillean genres and hybrid forms are trapped in "lo mismo de lo mismo" (meaning, for example, a lame guarachita labeled as "salsa," a hyperactive rumbita categorized as "tiraba," or a frigid tropicalization of the North American Songbook known as "Latin jazz"), it is always a great pleasure to get one of the bandleading percussionist/composer John Santos' discs in the mail, including his most recent recording, an enchanting and mostly original Panamerican/Pancaribbean brew that combines bonafide Cuban jazz, descarga, mambo, danzón...

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