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Tino Contreras - La Noche De Los Dioses

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Format: LP, Album

Media Condition:  Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
Country:    UK  
Genre:       Jazz, Latin

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Tino Contreras, 96, is the latest musician connected to U.K. tastemaker Gilles Peterson who will turns heads. In Mexico, the drummer attained luminary status for albums that blend bebop and modal jazz with shades of Afro-Latin, Middle Eastern and exotica. But for those unfamiliar with Contreras, La Noche De Los Dioses makes for an agreeable introduction.

Underpinning the album with themes about Aztec mythology, his hypnotic homages to various deities play into the current renaissance of spiritual jazz. The enchanting title track—where Contreras pays tribute to Coatlicue and Huitzilopochtli—is a composition he penned in the 1970s. Some psychedelic touchstones of the era heard in music by Santana and Luis Gasca radiant throughout, but with less emphasis on pyrotechnics. By stressing Contreras’ dreamy melodies and rhythms, the music luxuriates in the timbre of individual voices, particularly saxophonist Luis Calatayud.



Recorded Live at La Nueva Fresa studios Mexico City, February 2020

A1. La Noche De Los Dioses
A2. Máscaras Blues
A3. Naboró
A4. Malinche
B1. El Sacrificio
B2. Al Amanecer
B3. Niña Yahel

Recorded At La Nueva Fresa

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