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Eso es Latin Jazz… Man!

January 17, 2012

antonio (chocolaté) diaz mena – eso es latin jazz… man (audio fidelity lp 1963) album

It’s a latin jazz Tuesday… man. The only solo-album recorded by drummer Antonio (Chocolaté) Diaz Mena is a star-studded affair: Lalo Schifrin, Duke Pearson, Jerome Richardson, Clark Terry, Felipe Yanez, Johnny Coles and a host of others feature on twelve short and fiery tracks. A lot of these are covers – including the first version of “Take Five” I can listen to in years – and the style is a hybrid of big band jazz and a rootsy latin approach. I’ve just realised I’m beginning to sound like a review over at Dusty Groove; time to let the music do the talking.

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  1. January 13, 2013 4:19 pm

    very grateful for his generosity but to finish doing things right, would you please re-upload this album since missing the first two songs. thanks again. greetings. Anthony

    • January 14, 2013 10:13 am

      Hi Antonio, you’re welcome. Which songs are you missing? My vinyl rip consists of a 89.6mb folder containing 12 songs.

      • January 14, 2013 9:12 pm

        Well, the downloaded file contains only 81.6 MB, thus missing the number 11 and 12. In addition to the 1 and 2 gave error. So I could only enjoy the 3 to 10 but do not worry should be a problem of my team and I am also older apprentice. Thanks anyway and congratulations for your blog. Greetings. Anthony

    • January 15, 2013 11:45 am

      Antonio, I have just sent you the four tracks.



  2. January 15, 2013 9:45 pm

    awesome, great, wonderful. You’re the best. Thank you.
    And there is certainly no punishment, deserve the opposite, but allow me to recommend a stroll through my humble blog? I’m sorry, you deserve better, but it is what it is. These are difficult times for all: is the name.
    Thank you faithfully follow truth and your work. Antonio

  3. francisco jose rivera hernandez. permalink
    February 20, 2014 5:06 pm

    paquete de saludos desde Medellin,Colombia,¿que bueno seria obtener este trabajo desconocido para mi?soy asiduo visitante de blogs de la musica afro antillana y este album no lo tengo en mi coleccion. ¿me podrian ayudar para obtenerlo? mil gracias.

    • Antonio Jiménez permalink
      February 20, 2014 9:06 pm

      Francisco José Rivera Hernández, tal como están hoy las cosas, hay que buscarse la vida. Que quiere esto decir? Pues que hay que levantar las piedras, si hace falta, para sacar algo de dinero. Y en que se traslada esto? Pues que hay que dejarse el lomo, si lomo, para sobrevivir. Y en que nos afecta esto con respecto a esta entrada de Chocolate, pues que si nos buscamos la vida levantando las piedras y nos dejamos el lomo pulsando el nombre del post, encontramos la solución. Y problema sulucionado. Esto por mi parte, aunque Cortez, el titular, se lo podría explicar mejor y más cortito. Saludos

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