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Art of the Descarga

The John Santos Sextet
Art of the Descarga
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Built on the Afro-Caribbean past, forged by visionaries such as John Santos and his comrades, and steeled by its rootedness in American life, Latin jazz is a major force shaping contemporary American musical culture. Over decades of performing, arranging, producing, and teaching, Santos has helped make the San Francisco Bay area a Latin jazz stronghold. In Art of the Descarga, The John Santos Sextet and a parade of stellar guests mine the music’s imaginative motherlode, the descarga—the spontaneous, improvisatory interplay that is the beating heart of Latin jam sessions. Orestes Vilató, Jerry González, Orlando “Maraca” Valle, Tito Matos, Juan “Juango” Gutiérrez, and other luminaries join the sextet in this spectacular collision of beauty, design, and time-honored creativity.

Track Listing

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Juego de ajedrez - rumba The John Santos Sextet 4:36
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Bernal Heights - danzón-mambo The John Santos Sextet 6:06
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Los misterios - rumba The John Santos Sextet 5:08
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14 Mission - guaracha-mambo The John Santos Sextet 5:18
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Plena vida - plena The John Santos Sextet 3:32
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Tumbao de corazón - guaracha-mambo The John Santos Sextet 6:08
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Lo tuyo no va - bomba The John Santos Sextet 5:00
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Descargarará - arará descarga The John Santos Sextet 6:44
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Madera Avenue - rumba The John Santos Sextet 3:30
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Descarga con changüí - descarga The John Santos Sextet 6:43
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Descarga jarocha - descarga-rumba The John Santos Sextet 5:20
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Tichín - descarga-son montuno The John Santos Sextet 8:10
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