They Were Five…
From ‘Que Se Vaya El Morro’ to ‘Open music’, we have mixed 19 ‘Jazz and Latin‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Quintets‘. It has MJQ & Milt Jackson Quintet, The Five Corners Quintet, Sylvia Telles Edu Lobo Tamba Trio e Quinteto Villa Lobos, Quinteto Rebelde and many more.
Loronix: This is the second Breno Sauer LP featuring the bring best of breed musicians available in Brazil South Region at that time with Breno Sauer playing accordion before moving to vibes.
All About Jazz : Ray Draper (1940-82) was only 17 when he recorded this quintet date in 1957, his third of three for Prestige, and, as much as possible, he makes the clunky instrument swing.
Steve Lehman on MySpace : Named a Rising Star on the alto saxophone in 2006, 2007, and 2008 by the Downbeat Magazine International Critics Poll, Steve Lehman is a saxophonist and composer whose work resides on the frontiers of contemporary music.
Properly Chilled : In the same way that Finland’s Five Corners Quintet (named after a five road intersection in Helsinki where many of the cities more vibrant artists also converge) made a name for itself by producing purely reverant 50s styled jazz, Mario Biondi and the High Five Quintet harness a similarly classic style of jazz, applying modern arrangements but using only jazzitional jazz instruments.
Cubamusic.com : Quinteto Rebelde was founded on May 14,1958, at the Sierra Maestra, with the purpose of reviving the nights of the Rebellious Army fighting at that time in the mountains of the eastern region of Cuba to overthrow the tyranny in power. Besides participating in the Radio Rebelde broadcastings at that time, their first members also took part in important combats for the definite freedom of their country.
Hamilton de Holanda on MySpace : Hamilton de Holanda started to play at 5 on a jazzitional 8-string “bandolim” (Brazilian mandolin). Later he added two extra strings, to a total count of 10, and reinvented it: he disentangled this emblematic Brazilian instrument from the legacy of some of its influences and styles, to make it a global instrument. In the US, the press soon dubbed him the “Jimi Hendrix of bandolim”.
David Amram : David Amram has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works, written many scores for Broadway theater and film, including the classic scores for the films “Splendor in The Grass” and “The Manchurian Candidate;” two operas, including the groundbreaking Holocaust opera “The Final Ingredient;” and the score for the landmark 1959 documentary “Pull My Daisy,” narrated by novelist Jack Kerouac.
The Five Corners Quintet : Update Magazine writes : “Top of the list for my hall pass from Drudgery would be Hot Corner ep, the latest from Finland’s finest, the Five Corners Quintet. ‘Hot Rod’ kicks things off with some fried chicken guitars, easy going handclaps and loosey goosey piano giving modal jazz a shuffling, entirely different flair. ..”