Saturday, January 16, 2010

Candido - Beautiful

A beautiful bit of Latin funk — and one of the rarest albums ever from the mighty Candido! The album's one of the first that has Candido stepping out of the straighter Latin jazz mode of earlier years — working with a funky lineup of players arranged by the mad genius Joe Cain, and going for a mixed electric/acoustic sound that reminds us of Mongo Santamaria's best work — only a heck of a lot funkier! In addition to killer conga licks from Candi, the album features some really heavy guitar and organ lines, plus some good choppy sax work — wailing away with a really solid soulful sound. Imagine Booker T & The MGs working in Spanish Harlem — and you've got part of the picture of this one!

- Clique Aki:

1 comment:

y said...


Do you know Pucho and the latin soul brothers ? Some tracks are really good