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MP3 The Paul Carlon Octet - Roots Propaganda

What if the spirit warrior goddess had blown through the Hurricane Club during Duke Ellington’s early 1940s flirtations with Latin jazz? Jazz saxophonist and composer Paul Carlon and his Octet imagine just such a musical scenario on Roots Propaganda

12 MP3 Songs in this album (62:13) !
Related styles: WORLD: Afro-Brazilian, JAZZ: Afro-Cuban Jazz

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"From Delta blues to Afro-Cuban music to cumbia, The Paul Carlon Octet plays roots music from a jazz perspective. On Roots Propaganda (Deep Tone) the end result flows naturally. There''s a contagious, warm vintage feel resonating from this recording that I found to be very inviting."
-- Lissette Corsa, Global Groove Connection

"Carlon might be one of the City’s best kept secrets. Swinging, melodious, beat-driven tunes and suspenseful, fascinating arrangements make this CD a fully engaging listen. "
-- Nancy Ann Lee, Jazz & Blues Report

"Carlon is blissfully hard to categorize" --Will Layman, PopMatters

"The reedman, composer and arranger unveils his own inventively contemporary take on latin jazz, deploying a sparkling range of fresh lines, orchestral colour and rhythmic diversity in a series of charts packed with incident. Ample evidence of the kind of imagination and self-belief he brings to the idiom."
--Ray Comiskey, The Irish Times

“Most enjoyable Latin-flavored jazz I''ve heard in years!”
– John Henry, Audiophile Audition Web Magazine

Building on the success of Other Tongues, their 2006 debut, The Paul Carlon Octet returns with this searing, funky, far-ranging exploration of roots music North and South of the border. Encompassing Afro-Cuban chants, timba, Ellingtonian jazz, Brazilian Afro-Samba and Maracatú, blues and funk, Roots Propaganda draws on the extraordinary cohesiveness and individual talents of some of NYC’s best and brightest young jazz and world musicians, including Dave Smith, Ryan Keberle, Anton Denner, Mike Fahie, John Stenger, Edward Perez, and William Bausch. In addition, special guests vocalist Christelle Durandy, Rumbatap phenom Max Pollak, and guitarist Pete Smith (Hazmat Modine, Grupo los Santos) are featured throughout. The group has spent considerable time on the road since its debut release, extending its audience and honing its already deep groove.

Release Date: August 12, 2008

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