Friday, December 18, 2009

The L.A.4 - The L.A.4 (Concierto De Aranjuez) 1976

The L.A.4 - The L.A.4 (Concierto De Aranjuez)  1976
Japanese CD album CCD-4018


The second recording and first studio set by the L.A. Four matched together Bud Shank on alto and flute, guitarist Laurindo Almeida, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Shelly Manne for a diverse yet consistently enjoyable program. The selections range from "Dindi" and "Manteca" to "St. Thomas" and a 13-minute exploration of "Concierto de Aranjuez." As usual, the band mixes together bossa nova and Brazilian jazz, some touches of classical music, and cool-toned bop. Recommended as a strong example of the group's appealing sound.
By Scott Yanow.
L.A.4 The L.A.4 (1992 Japanese remastered CD issue of the 1976 6-track album the ""supergroup""s first studio effort an enjoyable Latin-jazz fusion romp through the classics Dindi and Manteca ending on a high with a version of Concierto De Aranjuez picture sleeve CCD-4018)
Laurindo Almeida- Guitar,
Ray Brown- Bass,
Shelly MANNE- Drums
Bud Shank- Flute, Arranger, Sax (Alto)
01. Dindi
02. Rainbows
03. Rondo Espressivo
04. Manteca
05. St. Thomas
06. Concierto De Aranjuez

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