Saturday, May 2, 2015

Candido Featuring & Al Cohn + Candido In Indigo

New York jazz critics hailed Candido as the greatest Cuban drummer to burst into the jazz scene since the spectacular Chano Pozo took New York by storm before he was killed in 1948. In presenting Candido’s first album, producer Creed Taylor tried to showcase him using a small jazz group.
Candido had integrated his Afro-Cuban origins and his bop adolescence into a jazz maturity which was extended, and in turn stimulated by, the quintet Creed Taylor chose to play with him — Al Cohn on tenor, Joe Puma on guitar, Dick Hyman, piano, Whitey Mitchell, bass, and Ted Sommer, drums. The great Cuban percussionist laid down the fluid coupling between the close knit rhythm section and the relaxed tenor of Cohn, blowing intelligently on his bongo and conga solos.
On the second album included, recorded two years later, Candido was matched with a similar quintet, again with Puma on guitar, but this time with Dick Hyman on organ, contributing some solid, meaty playing. Trumpeter Ernie Royal was assured and warm, while George Duvivier on bass and Charlie Persip on drums provided fine rhythm support.

Source :

Featuring Al Cohn
Candido In Indigo

(2 lps on 1 cd)


1 Mambo Inn (Sampson)  4:53
2 I'll Be Back for More (Sampson)  4:19
3 Stompin' at the Savoy (Sampson, Webb, Goodman)  3:22
4 Candi Bar (Puma)  4:10
5 Broadway (DeSylva, Henderson, Brown)  4:09
6 Perdido (Tizol, Lengsfelder, Drake)  3:46
7 Indian Summer (Herbert)  5:39
8 Candido's Camera (Camero)  4:05
9 Poinciana (Simon, Bernier)  4:13
10 Cheek to Cheek (Berlin)  4:18
11 Afro Blue (Hyman)  3:21
12 Caravan (Tizol, Ellington, Mills)  3:26
13 Softly, But Blue (Puma)  4:23
14 Blue Lou (Sampson, Mills)  2:42
15 Blue Prelude (Jenkins, Bishop)  2:16
16 Bongo Baby (Camero)  3:13
17 Blue Dirge (Puma)  5:24
18 Candido Cocktail (Puma, Martin)  3:55
19 Singing Skins (Camero)  2:54


[# 1-10] from the original ABC-Paramount 12" album : "Candido" (ABC-125)
Candido Camero - cg, d & bgo
Al Cohn - ts
Dick Hyman - p
Joe Puma - g
Whitey Mitchell - b
Ted Sommer - dr
Recorded in New York City ; April 9 & 10, 1956.
[# 11-19] from the original ABC-Paramount 12" album : "Candido in Indigo" (ABCS-236)
Candido Camero - cg, d & bg
Ernie Royal - tp
Dick Hyman - org
Joe Puma - g
George Duvivier - b
Charlie Persip - dr
Recorded in New York City ; April 28 & May 1, 1958


ita diegues said...

Muchas gracias Melanchthon.

stringbender said...
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stringbender said...

Merci beaucoup pour le Candido!

Philo said...

This is quite nice. I'm really enjoying the music. Thank you.

greenishthing said...

the usual passwords don't work at least for me. Anybody else has problems?

Love Al Cohn, I look forward to meeting Candido

many many thanks once more for your efforts and great taste!!!

Oracle said...

type slower they always work.

Fesapo said...

Beautiful. Merci beaucoup, Mel!

Anonymous said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

No conozco a este percusionista... Vamos a ver qué tal... ¡Gracias, Mel!

mukahnlor said...

Fantastico, Candido es fabuloso, muchas gracias por esta joya, a disfrutarla feliz !!!.

Bill said...

Great seesion with Al Cohn. The other one seems a tad less interesting imho.Thanks, Mel.

The Jackal said...

Thanks again Mel, touch of Latin Joe Puma and Dick Hyman (on organ) interesting

Chris said...

Thanks Mel I really Candido's work.

fcapeau said...

From times to times, Candido re-appear in the jazz sharing world ! Many thanks for this Memory work.

AmyBRAINS said...

Fantastic Candido!!
Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you very much.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

bho wani said...

Thank You !

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

frumious bandersnatch said...

Thanks for everything !

José Guzmán Castilla said...

Hello there, Mel!

First of all, thank you for your jewels! They're highly appreciated!

Regarding this one, could you please upload the 3rd part? It has been removed from the host.

Thanks in advance!

Warm regards from Colombia (which, by the way, I encourage you to visit :)),