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The III Side

by Pacific Mambo Orchestra

2014 Grammy® Award Winner Pacific Mambo Orchestra celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary with the release of their new album "The III Side".
Genre: Latin: Salsa
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mr. B's Mambo
6:18 $0.99
2. Mi Carnaval
5:10 $0.99
3. Mambo Rachmaninoff
7:25 $0.99
4. Le Temps D'un Horizon
4:41 $0.99
5. Through the Fire
5:23 $0.99
6. A Night in Tunisia (feat. Jon Faddis & Dafnis Prieto)
5:33 $0.99
7. Omi Ye Ye (feat. Herman Olivera)
5:51 $0.99
8. Birks Works (feat. Alex Britti)
5:49 $0.99
9. Fanfare for the Common Man
6:40 $0.99
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Album Notes
Pacific Mambo Orchestra’s new album ‘The III Side’ cements PMO’s claim to the legacy of Latin Big Band with a vengeance. This is a perfect blend and example of how Latin Big Band can appeal to young and new audiences alike in 2020. PMO effortlessly combines diverse genres such as Classical, Pop, Mambo, Timba, Cha Cha and Bolero into the now recognizable PMO sound, which is as danceable as it is appealing to the listener with its intelligent arrangements, superb musicianship and infectious energy!

The opening track, Mr. B’s Mambo, leaves no doubt about the direct lineage to the Big 3 Machito, Tito Puente and Tito Rodriguez - an original Mambo at its finest with anything but subtle hints at the great Mambos from the 50’s.

After quickly establishing the bridge to the past, PMO moves on to the likely 2020 Summer hit “Mi Carnaval”, a blockbuster dance track!

If there was ever any doubt regarding the highest caliber of PMO’s musicianship, the next track “Mambo Rachmaninoff” will silence those voices forever! A brilliant arrangement by co-leader Christian Tumalan of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto, that pays homage to one of the most beautiful Piano Concertos of the Romantic Period combined with Cuban Danzón, Mambo, Guaguancó and even Tango rhythms, that will lead the listener on a breathtaking musical journey.

The following track is the gorgeous Ballad “Le Temps d’un Horizon”, penned by co-leader Steffen Kuehn. Lead singer Christelle Durandy wrote the achingly beautiful lyrics in her native French language mixed with English.

“Through the Fire” written by David Foster and sung by Chaka Khan has been recorded many times, but PMO’s version is certainly one that sticks out due to the horn-heavy arrangement and dazzling vocals by Lead singer Armando Córdoba. Percussionist and 14 time Grammy Award Winner Karl Perazzo (current member with Carlos Santana) honors the perfect mix between Latin and American R&B with his irresistible grooves.

The next piece of music is the well-known Jazz standard “A Night in Tunisia”, written by Dizzy Gillespie. Therefore, it makes a lot of sense to hear trumpeter Jon Faddis on this great arrangement with a blistering solo, who was mentored by Dizzy. In addition, Latin Jazz Grammy® Award winner Drummer Dafnis Prieto from Cuba provides the rhythmical foundation to this slamming Latin Jazz track and is also featured with an awesome solo.

The following selection features Italian Jazz & Blues Guitarist Alex Britti on a Cha Cha entitled “Birks Works”, again written by Dizzy Gillespie.

The album ends with Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man”, another unexpected selection on this remarkable recording.

The wonderful originals, covers, arrangements, musicianship, artwork of the CD, mix and overall sound of PMO’s third album will no doubt underline PMO’s reputation as one of the world's leading Latin Orchestras!

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