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El Matador

by Tribu

"El Matador" is an originally composed Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz album, composed and performed by Tribu(tree-boo)( tribe in Spanish).Following in the Latin Jazz traditions of Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria and Machito, bringing the next continuum! Vaya!
Genre: Jazz: Afro-Cuban Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. El Matador
5:17 $0.99
2. Sleep on It
4:19 $0.99
3. Joya
5:00 $0.99
4. I’m on My Way
5:13 $0.99
5. Afroniki
6:14 $0.99
6. El Tonto
5:26 $0.99
7. El Hombre
5:04 $0.99
8. Y Ya Ye Vas
5:36 $0.99
9. Blue Two
4:21 $0.99
10. Me Quedo Con Ti
4:39 $0.99
11. W.W.
3:53 $0.99
12. Nite Work
3:54 $0.99
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Following in the Latin Jazz traditions of Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria and Machito, Tribu(tree-boo)( tribe in Spanish),
brings the next continuum. With Afro-Caribbean mixed with American Jazz flavor, this music brings the feel of
Latin Jazz into the 21st century..

Musician Listing
David Casini / Vibes and Percussion
Ruben Salcido / Sax(Alto and Soprano) and Flute
Marcus Lopez / Bass, Percussion, Vocal Chant on"El Hombre"
Marcus played Lackand Bass 5 String
Ibanes SD/GR 6 string
Squire Bass 5 String
Used DR strings.
Mario Salomon / Drums, Timbales and Percussion
Jesus Gonzalez / Congas and Percussion
Steve McQuarry / Grand Piano, B-3 Organ on “Me Quedo Con Ti”,
Electric Piano/Synthesizer on "Afroniki".

Special Guest: Erick Barberia on Bata Drums on “Afroniki” and Shekere on “El Hombre”.

Song List

1. El Matador 05:19
2. Sleep on it 04:19
3. Joya 05:00
4. I’m On My Way 05:13
5. Afroniki 06:13
6. El Tonto 05:26
7. El Hombre 05:03
8. Y Ya Te Vas 05:36
9. Blue Two 04:21
10. Me Quedo Con Ti 04:39
11. WW 03:52
12. Nite Work 03:53
Total Time: 58:59

El Matador
Written by Ruben Salcido
Publisher/Rubop Music, ASCAP

Sleep On It
Written by David Casini
Publisher/DaveCasini, ASCAP

Written by Stephen McQuarry
Publisher/Second Sky Music, BMI

I’m On My Way
Written by Ruben Salcido
Publisher/Rubop Music, ASCAP

Written by Marcus Lopez
Publisher/Tahino Music, BMI

El Tonto
Written by David Casini
Publisher/DaveCasini, ASCAP

El Hombre
Written by Ruben Salcido
Publisher/Rubop Music, ASCAP

Y Ya Te Vas
Written by Ruben Salcido
Publisher/Rubop Music, ASCAP

Blue Two
Written by David Casini
Publisher/DaveCasini, ASCAP

Me Quedo Con Ti
Written by Ruben Salcido
Publisher/Rubop Music, ASCAP

Written by David Casini
Publisher/DaveCasini, ASCAP

Nite Work
Written by David Casini
Publisher/DaveCasini, ASCAP

Composer: Ruben Salcido
Y Ya Te Vas, “And Now Your Gone”, was written to honor friends and family who have passed from this world.
Me Quedo Con Ti - “I’ll Stay With You”, a vow to a loved one.
El Matador – A lament on the state of the human condition.
El Hombre – Dedicated to all my brothers.
I’m On My Way – After my son cancelled the Christmas visit due to illness in his family, I wrote this song to cheer myself up.

Composer Dave Casini
Blue Two - Formally, a 12 bar blues. The ‘blue note’ here is the flatted second, to invoke the mood of moorish Spain.

El Tonto - The fool, jester or clown, using only major chords. The intro is the sound of bells ringing, as in the hunchback of Notre Dame.

Nite Work - I had a summer gig at a hotel in Glacier Park, Montana. Many nights after the gig I would play the piano in the basement, where I wrote this song. Dedicated to everyone who works at night.

Sleep On It - This is what I like to do before committing to a big decision, a reminder to chill out and reflect. But if an opportunity may pass quickly, folks say ‘don’t sleep on it’…

WW - My friend William ‘Doc’ Webster made me aware of the (very modified) 12 bar blues progression hidden inside Benny Golson’s ’Stablemates’. I wrote this melody over it, and dedicate to Doc.

Composer: Macus Lopez
Afroniki represents the Yoruba Tribes natural forces life light and the fusion of Jazz/Funk with African rhythms.

Composer: Steve McQuaarry
Joya, the Spanish word for "Jewel", was written by Steve, reminding him of the beautiful turquoise colored waters, of the Caribbean Islands.

Thank you’s
Thanks to my ancestors for always walking with me and giving me light and Olofi for the spirit of music.. To my family in Cuba to my kids Mariela and Daniel to Stephanie Rivera and the City of San Francisco Mission Distric for their support ..Iboru Iboya iboo she she
Also like to mention I use;
Lackland Bass 5 string
Ibanez SD/GR six string
Squire 5 string Jazz bass
DRs strings...

Family, Friends, Hillary Turner, Yemeya Obatala, The Tribu band.

Wife Kim Ecclesine, Sons; Scott and Andre, Parents; Ismael and Tessa for inspiration.

My personal thank you:
William ‘Doc’ Webster for the chords to build WW; Lea, Daniel and Tasha for everything else.

My Thanks: Mario Salomon III, Lisa Marquand, Patsy Estrada, Carlos Caro, Steve McQuarry, my parents Thelma and Mario Salomon.

Group Thank You:
Stephanie Rivera
Carlos Anton and Chalaca staff
Katherine Aamaal Sofos Looper and Cadillac Hotel Concerts
All the earlier versions of the band:
Vincent Heckard, Ramon Garcia, Fred Johnson, Jaime Vanegas.
Al Stanford, Jeff McNish, Reid Whatley, Orion for first playing “Joya”
Glen Brown(live sound), Adam Munoz(recording) and Ken Lee(mastering), for helping us sound good!
CD dedicated to Jesus Gonzalez



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Joe Ross, Roots Music Report

Tribu is a dynamite band
Invigorating and soulful jazz, with Latin and Afro-Caribbean influences, marks the new release, “El Matador” from Tribu (Spanish for “Tribe”). Tribu is a cohesive ensemble that lays down bright swinging rhythms while the improvising instrumentalists ride playfully above the solid rhythmic foundation. Marcus Lopez (bass), Carlos Caro (percussion), Mario Salomon (drums) and Jesus Gonzalez (percussion) are responsible for the tasty grooves, while Ruben Salcido (saxophone, flute), Dave Casini (vibes, percussion) and Steve McQuarry (piano, organ, bandleader) shine in their melodic solos. Ten tracks are original contemporary compositions from Salcido or Casini. Salcido’s evocative title track opens the project in up-tempo fashion, while smooth numbers like “Me Quendo Con Ti” are more relaxed. Casini’s creative pieces like “Blue Two, “WW” and “Nite Work” are spirited and quite danceable. McQuarry and Lopez also each contribute self-penned numbers, “Joya” and “Afroniki.” Tribu is a dynamite band, and “El Matador” is a vibrant expression of their art. (Joe Ross, Roots Music Report)