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Fusion Beat | Against All Odds

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Against All Odds

by Fusion Beat

Fusion Beat performs different musical styles such as Jazz, World Music, Latin and Funk. Their influences range from Afro-Puerto Rican, Afro‐Cuban, South American, New Orleans and Jazz.
Genre: Jazz: Latin Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Plenamente
3:23 $0.99
2. Hanging In
3:28 $0.99
3. There Is No Way Out
8:31 $0.99
4. Bemsha Swing
4:35 $0.99
5. Bufandula
7:24 $0.99
6. Big Chief
7:25 $0.99
7. Story Ave
7:32 $0.99
8. Armando's Rhumba
4:46 $0.99
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Album Notes
This CD contains a variety of musical styles mixed with Jazz that ranges from the Caribbean to New Orleans to Brazilian rhythms. The group uses the influences of its musicians to portray it in their music.

Two of the compositions use the classical Afro-Puerto Rican rhythm known as plena. The first composition "Big Chief" is a very well know New Orleans standard made famous by Professor Longhair and Dr John. The classical rhythm of the New Orleans classic is present but mixed with plena, which is used in the carnaval of Puerto Rico. "Plenamente" is an original composition by Fusion Beat trumpet player Jochy Rodriguez who aso composed "Hanging In" using a mix of straight ahead Jazz and the Bomba style sicá from Puerto Rico.

The other compositions like "Bemsha Swing" (Thelonious Monk) and "Armando's Rhumba" (Chick Corea) also use the contagious rhythms of Bomba. "There's No Way Out" is a gorgeous melody written by the sax player of the group Jorge Malave. He also composed "Bufandula" which is a very modern sounding Latin jazz. Finally "Story Ave" is a composition by pianist Tony Castillo, which is a beautiful melody with Brazilian influences.

Jochy Rodriguez - Trumpet
Jorge Malave - Sax
Tony Castillo - Piano
Omar Perdomo - Percussion on "Bufandula"
Marco Bojorquez - Bass
Dimas Sanchez - Drums and Percussion
James Navan - Piano on "There is no Way Out"

Recorded at :
Sound & Technology Department of Valencia College East Campus in Orlando, FL (Raul Valery - director)

Mixed and Mastered by:
Emilsam Velazquez at THE MUSIK SPOT
Casselberry, Florida.



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