Released: 2002 Ubiquity Records (CBCD039)
1. Chango Moti Awa
3. Los Rumberos De La Habana Y Matanzas
4. Two For T
5. Rocky and Perry
7. 42nd and Broadway
Snowboy - Congas, Cajones, Hand Claps & Backing Vocals (Track 6)
Ricardo Pla - Bongos & Cowbell
Nico Gomez - Bass
Davide Giovannini - Drums, Timbales, Lead & Backing Vocals
Gary Plumley - Tenor Sax
Paul Taylor - Trombone
Neil Angilley - Fender Rhodes, Hammond Organ, Mini Moog & Backing Vocals
Sid Gauld - Trumpet
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My Bongo player, Dave Pattman, had to go on tour with Cuban superstar Omara Portuando at the time of recording this album and he just finished a rough sketch of his dynamic song 'Los Rumberos...' which we had to decipher in the rehearsal room without his attendance. The track turned out fantastically and although we missed him, he left us with the replacement of legendary Columbian percussionist Ricardo Pla (brother of UK based heavyweight Timbalero Roberto).He was incredible. The album was a natural follow on to 'Afro Cuban Jazz' and I was very excited to re-record one of my old compositions '42nd and Broadway' using Vibrophonist Roger Beaujolais on it. It did very well in the clubs as well.Its sad to note that Blah St studios closed down shortly after the recording. This was one of the most incredibly stocked studios of valve/analogue equipment in the world.