Berroa, Ignacio Trio / Straight Ahead From Havana
Album: Straight Ahead From Havana   Collection:Jazz
Artist: Berroa, Ignacio Trio   Added:Jul 2017
Label: Cody  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-08-03 Pull Date: 2017-10-05 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Oct 1 Sep 24 Sep 10 Aug 6
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 08, 2017: Cardinal Importance
Deja Que Siga Solo
4. Sep 08, 2017: Rebop
Alma Con Alma
2. Sep 30, 2017: Music Casserole
Drume Negrita
5. Sep 03, 2017: The Daily bump
Alma Con Alma
3. Sep 23, 2017: Old Fart at Play
Drume Negrita
6. Aug 03, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
Drume Negrita

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-07-23
Reviewed: 2017-07-22
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none

Review: Berroa was Dizzy Gillespie's drummer in the 80s. Here he brings to the fore popular Cuban genres that were popular in the 50s and puts anew jazz spin on each one. His trio is right in the groove.
If You Like: Chucho Valdez, Gonzalo Rubacalba, Alex Acuna, Orlando "Cachaito" Valdes
Track Review (favorites denoted by*): *1/ Alma Con Alma (7:15) - piano starts> midtempo swings to uptempo> crescendo end 2/ La Tarde (4:05) - piano starts> midtempo> false stop> crescendo end *3/ Drume Negrita (5:14) - bass starts> uptempo> wild jam> false stop> quick end 4/ No Te Importe Saber (6:59) piano starts> slow tempo> fade 5/ Negro De Sociedad (3:29) piano starts> uptempo with vocals like a celebration> slows to a slow song> swings to midtempo & goes out as uptempo celebration *6 Deja Que Siga Solo (5:13) - piano starts> uptempo start slows to slow tempo and back> bass solo> quick fade 7/ Los Tres Golpes (3:22) - piano starts> uptempo with lots of percussion> quick stop *8/ Si Me Pudieras Querer (7:40) piano starts> midtempo slows to a slow tempo> crescendo end *9/ Nuestras Vidas (2:53) - piano starts> slow tempo> slow fade 10/ Me Recordaras (7:39) drums start> fast tempo> quick fade

Track Listing
1. Alma Con Alma   6. Deja Que Siga Solo
2. Ta Tarde   7. Los Tres Golpes
3. Drume Negrita   8. Si Me Pudieras Querer
4. No Te Importe Saber   9. Nuestras Vidas
5. Negro De Sociedad   10. Me Recordaras