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It must be funky Friday, this one will curl the corners of that slit on your face. Get Peckish.
The second-line groover “Uncle Peck” is punctuated by a potent horn section of trumpeter Faddis, bari ace Smulyan, trombonist Hall and tenor saxophonist Lalama. Catch Faddis’ expressive plunger solo and Marengo’s barrelhouse piano playing on this New Orleans flavored number. The Louisiana-born pan player Wooton switches to snare on this infectious tune to cop an authentic N’awlins second-line feel. “My mother was from New Orleans,” says the vibist-leader. “My father was a northern guy who stole her away from the south and took her to a life in New Jersey. We visited relatives in New Orleans frequently when I was growing up. My Uncle Peck, whose actual name was Preston, would go on for hours telling me, as a young boy, all about Mardi Gras. This song springs from these vivid memories and tries to capture some of the spirit of the place that always lived within my mom.”
1. Great Idea! Who Pays? 2. Uncle Peck 3. Feliz Paseo 4. Brindica 5. Look At It Like This 6. Ogoh, Ogoh 7. Por Supuesto 8. What Happens To A Dream Deferred? 9. From The Center 10.Uncle Peck Reprise
Fernando Martinez - drums (all except #9) Mauricio Dawid - acoustic bass (all except #9) Miguel Marengo – piano, all except #9 Carlos Michelini - alto sax #1, 3, 5 - 7 Jon Faddis - trumpet #2, 9 Ralph Lalama - tenor sax, clarinet #2, 9 Matt Hall - trombone #2, 9 Gary Smulyan - baritone sax #2, 9 John Wooton - steel pan #1, drums #2 Tara Halen O’Conner - flute #4, 5, alto flute #6 Ayako Oshima - clarinet #4, 5 Taylor Burgess - voice # 8 Jansel Torres - percussion (Bata #7, Congas #1, 6, 7, Bongos #3, 6, Bell #7, Clapping #7) Dave Lewitt - percussion (djembe, bell) #9 Angel Lau - percussion (conga, bell) #9
April 5, 2019
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