Latin Kaleidoscope

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Latin Kaleidoscope
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Studio album by Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band
Released 1968
Recorded August 28 & 29, 1968
Studio Lindström Studios, Cologne, Germany
Genre Jazz
Label MPS
MPS 15 213
Producer Gigi Campi
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Latin Kaleidoscope is an album by the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band featuring performances recorded in Germany in 1968 and released on the MPS label in Europe and also released in the US on Prestige Records. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

The Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band was one of the most noteworthy jazz big bands formed outside the United States.

MPS Records was a German jazz record company and label founded in 1968 by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer. MPS stands for "Musik Produktion Schwarzwald".

Prestige Records American jazz record label

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Reception

Professional ratings
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AllMusic awarded the album 3 stars. [6] On All About Jazz, Douglas Payne said "Latin Kaleidoscope is comprised of two suites that are more traditionally Latinate, with the band swinging on well-written parts to a panoply of well-used percussion elements". [7]

AllMusic Online music database

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Track listing

All compositions by Francy Boland except where noted.

  1. "Un Graso de Areia" (Gary McFarland) - 4:57
  2. "Duas Rosas" (McFarland) - 2:20
  3. "A Rosa Negra" (McFarland) - 1:57
  4. "Uma Fita de Tres Cores" - 4:47
  5. "Olhos Negros" (McFarland) - 4:00
  6. "Ramo de Flores" (McFarland) - 2:00
  7. "Fiebre Cuban" - 2:25
  8. "Mambo de las Brujas" - 4:09
  9. "Strano Sueno" - 4:00
  10. "Cara Bruja" - 2:06
  11. "Crespusculo y Aurora" - 6:47

Personnel

Drum kit collection of drums and other percussion instruments

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François Boland was a classically trained Belgian jazz composer and pianist.

Piano musical instrument

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References

  1. Payne, D., The Clarke-Boland Big Band discography accessed October 14, 2015
  2. MPS/SABA Records listing, accessed October 14, 2015
  3. Prestige Records Catalog: 7700 series, accessed October 14, 2015
  4. Dusko Gojkovic discography, accessed September 20, 2016
  5. Bigband Paradise album entry accessed September 20, 2016
  6. 1 2 Allmusic listing, accessed October 14, 2015
  7. Payne, D., The Clarke-Boland Big Band: Three Latin Adventures, All About Jazz, March 1, 1998