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by Jim Self & Tricky Lix Latin Jazz Band

8 piece Latin Jazz Band, featuring the music of Francisco Torres, played by Jim Self on Tuba and Los Angeles' top Latin Jazz musicians
Genre: Jazz: Latin Jazz
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1. Cal's Pals
Jim Self & Tricky Lix Latin Jazz Band
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2. Poinciana
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4:34 $0.99
3. For Charlie
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4:59 $0.99
4. Encognito
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6:28 $0.99
5. Sweetest Blue
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5:53 $0.99
6. Quiero Llegar
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5:37 $0.99
7. ¡Yo!
Jim Self & Tricky Lix Latin Jazz Band
6:09 $0.99
8. Old Arrival
Jim Self & Tricky Lix Latin Jazz Band
6:12 $0.99
9. Morning
Jim Self & Tricky Lix Latin Jazz Band
6:34 $0.99
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Album Notes
Jim Self, a veteran L. A. Studio Musician on over 1500 movie scores, has released his 13th solo CD, (That was his tuba that projected those five galactic tones as the Voice of Mothership in “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind”). His Innerplay CD was a Jazz Times top 50 in 2005 and the 2006 Downbeat Critics Poll recognized him as a “Rising Star”.

For this one he has brought together a “who’s who” of young West Coast Latin Jazz Musicians (most of whom are on the great Poncho Sanchez Band). Foremost is trombonist/composer/arranger Francisco Torres who produced and wrote much of the music.

The CD and song title came from a search for Jim’s last name in Spanish. To his amazement Self is translated as Yo (ego). In Hollywood the word is a greeting or acknowledgement between studio musicians as in “Yo cats”.

The tunes include originals by Jim and Francisco and four Latin Jazz standards--a mix of Mambos, Cha Chas, an Afro 6/8 and a Bolero. Outstanding solos are by Ron Blake and Jim Self on Cal’s Pals, Rob Hardt and Andy Langham on Sweetest Blue, Francisco Torres on Quiero Llegar and For Charlie. Bassist Rene Camacho and percussionists Joey De Leon, Giancarlo Anderson and George Ortiz are the heartbeat of this wonderful band. And wait 'til you hear the FLUBA! (Encognito and Morning)

From Jim:

In the back of my mind, I always wanted to play in an Afro-Cuban band, but that world is not a place where you would expect to see or hear a tuba. In the late 80’s I got to tour Japan with the Marty Paichm Dektette and Mel Torme, recording 2 CDs in the process. Afterward I created a seven-piece jazz group--the Tricky Lix Band. Carl Jefferson released our CD on the Concord label. This CD uses the same horns and an authenic Latin rhythm section.

Latin Jazz is upbeat, happy and full of love and life. All of the guys in the Tricky Lix Latin Jazz Band are great jazz soloists and I am honored get to play with them. They made me an honorary Latino! ¡YO!



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Joe Ross (Roots Music Report)

Charming CD with a charismatic allure
Veteran Los Angeles studio tuba player Jim Self has recorded on over 1,500 movie scores, and this is his 13th solo album. The CD’s name and title song come from the Spanish for “self” and which is also used as a greeting as in “Yo cats!” Jim Self teams with trombonist/composer/arranger Francisco Torres who produced and wrote much of the music. It’s rather unique to hear the tuba as a solo instrument within a big band context, let alone on a Latin music project. The tuba adds a fun, captivating, uplifting yet soothing low sound to these mambos, cha-cha’s, boleros and more. It’s also quite enchanting to hear Self’s mellow Fluba (a large, unique tuba-sized Flugelhorn that needs a stand to hold it up) on pieces like “Encognito” (a slow Afro-Cha-Cha) and “Morning” (a Latin jazz standard written by Clare Fischer). The low groove is not overdone that it becomes annoying. Torres’ arrangement on a composition like “Sweetest Blue” features masterful soprano sax, piano and bata drum solos in addition to a tuba part that is “up high and blended into the horn section” more like a second trombone. This charming CD draws its charismatic allure from bottom of Self’s heart and instrument. (Joe Ross, Roots Music report)