Voodoo Suite: Plus Six All-Time Greats ()


The sides of this album are unrelated. "Voodoo Suite" is Prado's classic orchestral composition combining Afro-Cuban and jazz in a "tone poem." It was recorded April 8, 1954, with a 22-piece band consisting of the Prado orchestra, Shorty Rogers, and other West Coast jazz musicians, mostly percussionists. The "African" chanting is hokey, but an exotic "jungle" mood is established by bass and drums. (Henry Mancini's "Hatari" sounds very likely to have borrowed from it.) While the suite provides room for plenty of solos and ...

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  1. Voodoo Suite (Afro Cuban Jazz Suite)
  2. St. James Infirmary
  3. In the Mood
  4. I Can't Get Started
  5. Jumping at the Woodside
  6. Stompin' at the Savoy
  7. Music Makers
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Voodoo Suite: Plus Six All-Time Greats
2003, RCA

UPC: 743219841728


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