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  • Audio CD (19 Mar. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Jazz Village
  • ASIN: B006ZO2O7M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,668 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. 80's
  2. Bibisa (with Fatoumata Diawara)
  3. Mi Negra Ave Maria (poem by Mike Ladd)
  4. 7 Rayos (poem by Nicolas Guillen)
  5. El Sonadoresta Cansado
  6. Chabana (with Faudel Amil)
  7. Gnawa Stop
  8. El Mayor
  9. JMF
  10. Asies La Vida
  11. Quien Soy Vo (with Assane Mboup)
  12. Rachel
  13. Bibisa (remix by Count)
  14. 80's (remix by Count)

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Review

A very hypnotic album. Love it! --WorldMusic.co.uk

Fonseca is without doubt an inventive and gifted pianist. --Morning Star

The phrase Blew me away has been overused to the point of cliché but by the end of the opening track 80 s I was literally breathless: the rush of rhythm and percussion and Fonseca s piano hits you like an assault ... Every track is remarkable for the feel and the emotional intensity of the playing as well as the integrity of the performances ... This is modern Cuban music at its absolute best. Wow." ***** --Music-News

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Roberto Fonseca is one heck of a pianist, firmly grounded in his native Cuba, but also a child of his time, strongly influenced by the 1980s, especially Rockit-era Herbie Hancock.
That's quite apparent on the first cut here, "'80s", which builds on Hancock's work from that time, heavily rhythmic -- except the rhythms are Cuban -- and moving between some outstanding piano work and some low-key Hammond for a very joyful noise.
From there he switches tack completely, bringing up an Afro-Cuban soft groove for "Bibisa", working with singer Fatoumata Diawara as well as kora and ngoni.
It's beautifully successful, a fusion that works elsewhere on the disc, with "Chabani" connecting the dots between Cuba and Algeria, while "Gnawa" delves into the Moroccan gnawa tradition.
There's plenty of Cuba throughout, but it's at its strongest on "7 Rayos", which is an homage to Santeria.
Fonseca is a towering presence all over the disc, whether he's touching blues on "Asi Es la Vida" or trading lines with electric kora on "JMF".
There's a glorious fluidity to his playing, but he's also an excellent listener, working well with the other musicians.
This disc will greatly enhance his reputation, and definitely raises him up several notches. C Nickson
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This guy's piano grooves are so therapeutic. They lie under the other instrumentals in such a surprising and subtle way. A few tracks make for a more challenging listen for me as I am not really a jazz enthusiast, but having seen Fonseca live, which was just a stunning performance (and the man himself is a dude and very easy on the eye!) I have invested in two of his albums now and they are both becoming my first choice of listen for chilling to.
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brilliant musicianship, melodies and rhythms to die for. A must for anyone interested in the best contemporary piano with a modern sound of the diaspora
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