Actis Band / Allende
Album: Allende   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Actis Band   Added:May 2006
Label:Leo Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-06-25 Pull Date: 2006-08-27 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Aug 27 Aug 20 Aug 6 Jul 30 Jul 16 Jul 9 Jul 2
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 23, 2014: Jump, Jive, and Jazz
Noche De Fraga
4. Aug 04, 2006: Memory Select
Noche De Fraga
2. Aug 25, 2006: Memory Select
5. Jul 28, 2006: Memory Select
Sentiero Del Re
3. Aug 18, 2006: Memory Select
6. Jul 25, 2006: Umami Jazz Program

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-06-25
Jazz-Rock from Italy, with some Mediterranean/Balkan sensibility and great takes on old-style ballroom dance music. A sax-based quintet traversing the Funk-Rock-FreeJazz space, and does a mighty good job at it. Lots of fun.

1. Funk-Rock-Jazz. Starts with noises and then the sax enters.
*2. Fast, tense, repetitive sax bakbone with great bass and guitar bits. The last part of this piece is a beautiful free jazz mayhem.
*3. Slow, spacey electronic noises opening to a nice guitar’n’sax piece.
*4. A nice take on old-style cha cha cha.
*5. B movie space noises lead to a funky piece 80-ish Jazz piece based on old-style dance music.
6. Mid-tempo cha-cha-cha. Slows down 1:30 min into the track and relaxes into a nice bass solo, subsequently leading to mad talking in Italian and other noises and back to the main sax cha-cha-cha.
*7. A great dramatic Sax opening to a nice cha-cha-cha (guitar solo 4 min into the track)
8. Quieter and moody, scattered drumming and strings in the background and trippy noises joining later. Becomes structured midway with the typical sax work.

Track Listing
1. Allende   6. Zorro
2. Krk   7. Bolivar
3. Sentiero Del Re   8. Kamakura
4. Noche De Fraga   9. Sandokan
5. Mock Democracy   10. We Are The Ufo