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Ray Mantilla: Good Vibrations

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On Good Vibrations, expect some standards done Latin-style. The album kicks off with two, “Flying Home” (with the crunchy baritone of Enrigue Fernández, who also doubles on flute here) and “Midnight Sun.” Paralleling that are Latin numbers with a jazz twist, in this case salutes to mambo kings Noro Morales (his signature tune “Maria Cervantes”) and Tito Puente (“Ya No Me Quieres [Bolero for Tito]” and “Camino Al Cielo Too”). There’s always something bluesy (“Blues for Queen D”), an original or two and a percussion workout-here the exuberant closer, “Bari Con Bata.”

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