Jerry González & the Fort Apache Band – Obatalà

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Recorded live in Zurich, this is one of the finest recordings by Jerry Gonzalez & the Fort Apache Band. Mixing together bop and post-bop with Latin jazz, Gonzalez’s ten-piece group consists of his trumpet and congas, tenor saxophonist John Stubblefield, trombonist Papo Vasquez, pianist Larry Willis and a six-piece rhythm section including four percussionists. Gonzalez and his band show that it is possible to turn even such numbers as “Nefertiti,” Miles Davis’ “Eighty-One” and Thelonious Monk’s “Jackie-Ing” into heated Afro-Cuban jazz. Highly recommended (Scott Yanow/AllMusic).

Track listing:
1 Intro 00:00:00
2 Nefertiti 00:02:28
3 Obatalà 00:12:48
4 Siempre Junto A Ti 00:20:14
5 Evidence 00:28:29
6 Eighty One 00:39:55

Jerry Gonzalez (trumpet, flugelhorn, congas)
Milton Cardona (vocals, bata, chekere
John Stubblefield (tenor saxophone)
Angel “Papo” Vasquez (trombone)
Larry Willis (piano)
Edgardo Miranda (guitar)
Andy Gonzalez (bass)
Steve Berrios (drums, bata, chekere, background vocals)
Hector Hernandez (congas, bata, chekere, backgraound vocals)
Nicky Marrero (timbales, percussion).


Recorded live at the International Jazz Festival, Zurich, Switzerland on November 6, 1988