by John Santos & the Machete Ensemble



Machete has been exploring the avant-roots/Latin-jazz frontier for almost two decades, feeding African-American and Caribbean elements into its Afro-Latin thrust with rare intelligence and drive. So a new Machete recording is event enough. But this one has thick, rich frosting: two Cuban living legends, trumpeter Chocolate Armenteros and bassist Israel "Cachao" López. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music

Product Details

Release Date: 01/24/1995
Label: Xenophile Records
UPC: 0048248402927
catalogNumber: 4029

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Santos & the Machete Ensemble   Primary Artist
Linda Tillery   Vocals
Mario Abruzzo   Claves,Bata Drums
Anthony Blea   Vocals
Anthony Carrillo   Bongos,Bells,Bata Drums
Willie Ludwig   Vocals,Background Vocals
Harold Muniz   Bata Drums
Bill Ortiz   Trumpet
John Santos   Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Conga,Maracas,Timbales,Background Vocals,Claves,Chekere,cowbell,Bata Drums
Orestes Vilató   Bongos,Timbales,Background Vocals
David Yamasaki   Guitar
Seku Heath   Tres
Ismael Rodríguez   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Cogan   Engineer
John Santos   Arranger,Director,Programming,Producer,Contributor,Liner Notes
James Schaefer   Engineer
Jim Gardiner   Engineer
Rob Holland   Engineer
Brian Wittman   Art Direction

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