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El Flautista

by Carlos Jimenez

This hot Latin jazz album will make you move and dance all day & night. Featuring, Bobby Porcelli, John Walsh, Chmbo Corniel, Gregg August, David Braham & Guillermo Jimenez
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Gandulero
5:34 $0.99
2. Duende
6:58 $0.99
3. Did You Feel It?
6:54 $0.99
4. El Flautista
5:27 $0.99
5. Blue & Sentimental
5:01 $0.99
6. Getty Square
5:03 $0.99
7. Mongo's Style
6:49 $0.99
8. El Carnaval Para Ray
5:26 $0.99
9. For You Hilton (New Arrival)
8:19 $0.99
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Album Notes
Carlos Jimenez, Flautist
Yonkers, New York native Carlos Jimenez is the next generation of extraordinary flute players. He follows in the footsteps of greats such as Jose Fajardo, Dave Valentin, Nestor Torres.
Carlos’ musical passion began at the age of four, when under the guidance of his father he learned to play the trumpet. The family returned to Villalba, Puerto Rico where the then six-year-old musician continued his musical training eventually landing him admission to the prestigious Fransisco Zayas Santana High School in Villalba, Puerto Rico, where he studied with the famous maestro, Professor Pablo Leon.

In 1995 Carlos returned to New York City to study at the Music Conservatory of Westchester. While completing one year of his education in classical music, he expanded his repertoire to jazz studying with master musicians Dave Valentin, Hilton Ruiz, Mario Rivera, Bobby Porcelli, Sonny Bravo and Mike Longo.

His talent and passion for Jazz, Latin Jazz, Salsa, as well as Brazilian and Asian sounds has resulted in him recording with many musical greats, including; Hilton Ruiz, Stephane Ronget, Saunders Sermons, Willie Cintron, Sonny Bravo, Edy Martinez, Alfredo Valdez Jr., David Braham, Ruben Rodriguez, Dave Valentin, Jay Hoggard, David SCHNITTER, Jerome JENNINGS, Orlando VEGA, Geoff Brennan, Chris SMITH, Fidel Cuellar, Jeremy BRUN, Lewis Kahn, Gregg August, Adam Weber, Vince Cherico, Guillermo Jimenez, Aryam Vazquez, Wilson Corniel, Juan Rodriguez, George Cintron and Bobby Porcelli.



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Clint Mcbay

El Carnaval Para Ray; The track sounds excellent..
The title seems appropriated for the character of the piece.Your playing is absolutely spot on. It's a pleasure to hear such artistry and virtuosity. The group provides first-rated backing; all the players have a wonderfully idiomatic feel. The piano comping in particular is superb and that instrument's solo is also terrific. Based on this track, I think your project could appeal to jazz aficionados across the spectrum. Certainly I could hear this track on KKJZ (88.5 Long Beach), one of the premier trad jazz stations in the country. It could also potentially be viable for soundtrack pitching, as the production is broadcast quality.

November 2, 2006

(Peter Watrous, 2006-10-29)

Mmm, old school burning from Jimenez and his band. Jimenez doesn’t shy away from
El Flautista
Editor's Pick:
Mmm, old school burning from Jimenez and his band. Jimenez doesn’t shy away from playing the flute loud and hard and the band, including a great sounding Gregg August on bass, Guillermo Jimenez on timbales, Chembo Corniel on congas and David Braham on piano, shift time feels regularly under the soloists. They’re joined on four tracks by Bobby Porcelli on alto saxophone and flute, along with John Walsh on trumpet. Jimenez’s compositions feature some hard changes, too; the music’s modern and traditional at the same time, and really well recorded. It all sounds like we’ve been invited into a private descarga.
Highly Recommended.
Peter Watrous - (Oct 29, 2006)

Rudy Mangual

Jimenez's flute sound and delivery is soothing and delicate, yet powerful and cu
El Flautista, the sophomore release by Carlos Jimenez, features the New York City-based bandleader/flutist with his quintet stellar guest sidemen--Bobby Porcelli (sax) and John Walsh (trumpet). The new production feels light, loose and airy, with plenty of room for everyone to strech, and they do just that. Percussionist Chembo Corniel and Guillermo Jimenez ( Carlos' brother) keep the Latin flavor constant and sizzling, while bass man Gregg August controls the tempo, and Jimenez's flute and David Braham's piano dominates the mix with cool, jazzy guajeos and imaginative solos. The 75% original repertoire of multi-hued compositions exhibits a healthy degree of cross-cultural diversity, cool moods and plenty of good jazz. Jimenez's flute sound and delivery is soothing and delicate, yet powerful and cutting edge when needed, with a palpable sound. Standouts include the selections El Carnaval Para Ray, El Flautista, Mongo's Style, and For You Hilton ( New Arrival). Rudy Mnagual December 2006/January 2007
Rudy Mangual - Latin Beat Magazine (Nov 27, 2006)

Por Miguel López Ortiz y Javier Santiago -

Definitivamente, este disco satisface el gusto de todo amante del jazz latino. ¡
Luego de dos años de haber presentado su álbum-debut como figura líder, “Arriving”, el flautista y compositor neoyorquino de origen puertorriqueño Carlos Jiménez reaparece en el panorama discográfico con la producción “El flautista”, cuya calidad no admite discusión ya que, además de presentar un buen escogido de piezas, en la misma interviene un grupo de reconocidos virtuosos. Estos son: David Braham (pianista) John Walsh (trompetista); Bobby Porcelli (saxofonista alto); Gregg August (bajista); Guillermo Jiménez (timbalero) y Wilson «Chembo» Corniel (conguero). Todos tienen oportunidad de lucimiento.

De su propia autoría, Carlos Jiménez interpreta “Did You Feel It?”, “Duende”, “El carnaval para Ray”, “El flautista”, “Gandulero”, “Getty Square” y “Mongo’s Style” (esta última, creada en colaboración con Sonny Bravo). También incluye estándar “Blue & Sentimental” (de Count Basie) y, a manera de tributo póstumo, la composición “New Arrival”, de Hilton Ruiz, en esta ocasióm retitulada “For You, Hilton”.

Definitivamente, este disco satisface el gusto de todo amante del jazz latino. ¡Muy recomendable!


Carlos Jimenez es un joven talento.....
Carlos Jimenez es un joven talento que se ha ganado el respeto y la admiración de la comunidad musical a punta de esfuerzo, dedicación y mucho amor a su flauta y a sus raices latinas. Para este, su segundo trabajo despues de "Arraiving", Carlos presenta a su maestro Bobby Porcelli, y ademas cuenta con el apoyo de músicos tan renombrados como Chembo Corniel o John Walsh.

Esta producción la podríamos considerar muy abierta y con mucho oxígeno, pues en ciertos pasajes podemos apreciar el mejor de jazz y en otros pasajes apreciamos la fusión de este con los ingredientes latinos; los músicos aqui tienen un excelente "playground" para que suelten sus emociones y eso es cautivante desde el punto de vista del oyente. Nos gusta mucho la propuesta musical de este joven talento y seguimos insistiendo en la importancia de dar a conocer este tipo de trabajos pues de ellos es que cuelga la esperanza de perpetuar nuestra verdadera esencia latina.

Altisimamente Recomendado

John Irizary

Carlos you did it once again, great work!!!.
El Flautista" that is the title of Carlos Jimenez's latest CD, and once again, this talented flutist, band leader, composer arranger and producer delivers a quality CD. From the first number to the last, every track is a testament to the quality of this collaborative work. New Arrival, a song written by the late Hilton Ruiz and arranged by the ensemble as a homage to Hilton. What can we say? Carlos you did it once again, great work!!!. Accompanying Carlos on this CD are David Braham - Piano, Guillermo Jimenez - Timbales, Greg August - Bass, Chembo Corniel - Congas, Percussion. Featured Performers on this CD include: Bobby Porcelli - Alto Sax, Flute and John Walsh Trumpet.