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Codes- Blue Note  2007 Grammy Nominee


Ignacio Berroa-Codes, February 17, 2007
This review is from: Codes (Audio CD)

First off, this album is well recorded…you can almost hear the oxygen in the studio! Musically it offers drummer extaordinaire Berroa (hey, Dizzy Gillespie didn’t pick any slouches for sidemen!) a variety of settings and tempos for him and his sidemen (including well-seasoned tenorman David Sanchez and piano terror Gonzalo Rubalcaba)to take full advantage of while weaving magical musical tapestries. The original tunes, including one by Mr. Berroa himself, are strong melodically and grow on the listener with each repeated listening. Rhythmically (this is the DRUMMERS album!) they run the gamut from wistful and airy ballads, complex and twisting odd meter excursions, to driving Afro Cuban romps that will make you want to get up and shake something. And last but not least, Berroa and company give new and wonderful treatment to a couple of jazz classics, Gillespies “Woody N’ You”, and Wayne Shorter’s “Pinnochio”.
Hopefully the reader will get the opportunity to hear Ignacio Berroa and his group live somewhere, sometime soon (I recentlly heard them at Jazz Alley in Seattle, and they KILLED!). For those who may have to wait awhile for the chance however, CODES is a wonderful way to pass the time!

Jazz Drumming Legends

BBC Jazz Legends Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band

Dizzy Gillespie and The United Nations Orchestra

La Leyenda de la Hora - McCoy Tyner

Batacumbele Con Un Poco de Songo - Batacumbele`

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Inner Voyage

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Supernova

Paseo - Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Nocturne - Charlie Haden

Land of The Sun - Charlie Haden

The Journey - Danilo Perez

Golden Latin Jazz All Stars in Session - Tito Puente

An Answer to Your Silence - Luciana Souza

Con El Permiso De Bola

Dizzy’s World - The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All Stars