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The Rhythmagic Orchestra [Hand Numbered & Signed]
~ The Rhythmagic Orchestra
- Label: Unfold
- Cat Number: UNFOLDLP012
|Rhythmagic Orchestra - African Mailman||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Rhythmagic Orchestra - Cha Cha De Juventud||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Rhythmagic Orchestra - Tiajuana||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Rhythmagic Orchestra - Afrodisia||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Rhythmagic Orchestra - Fish Market Dance||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Rhythmagic Orchestra - Sakeena||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Rhythmagic Orchestra - Afreaka||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Rhythmagic Orchestra - Gulli Gulli||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Rhythmagic Orchestra - Mary Lou||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Rhythmagic Orchestra - Tururato||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Rhythmagic Orchestra - Manteca||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
These extra special LPs are hand numbered and signed by Rhythmagic Orchestra and Nostalgia 77 main man Ben Lamdin. They come on an unstamped brown sleeve and are a LTD overstock of the original pressing. Get them while you can - there are 30 of these worldwide.
The Rhythmagic Orchestra is a collaboration between acclaimed jazz producer Benedic Lamdin – aka Nostalgia 77 - and Hugo Mendez of World-renowned tropical music collective Sofrito, based on their shared love of jazz, Afro-Cuban, Latin and tropical sounds.
The band comprised a young crop of Londons finest jazz musicians and a team of Cuban percussionists. Comprising members of the Nostalgia 77 Octet, the Alex Wilson Band, Jazz Jamaica, the Heliocentrics and Ska Cubano, together the players combine years of experience with innumerable jazz and Latin greats, and had the chops to lay down a session that would have made the dancers at the Palladium ballroom proud. The finished album features a selection of classics of the jazz and Latin canon from the ‘50s, with new compositions that stand up proudly alongside.
Paying tribute to the giants of Afro-Cuban jazz like Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo and Machito; combining traditional arrangements with Cuban bata drums and a fresh outlook on the Latin jazz sound, all cooked up in 21st century London, the album continues a great musical tradition and adds its own flavour to the melting pot of jazz and non-western music.
Huge cross-promotion happening as Nostalga 77 releases his much-anticipated fourth Nostalgia 77 solo album on Tru Thoughts (21st March), after a hiatus from the project during which he racked up various credits as producer, engineer, musician and composer with the likes of Keith and Julie Tippett, Alice Russell, Lizzy Parks, Sara Mitra, Golden Age Of Steam, Jeb Loy Nichols and more.
Hugo Mendez has just released the acclaimed ‘Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque’, compilation on Strut records, continuing to build on the reputation of the world-renowned tropical club nights, warehouse parties and sought-after 12” releases for which Sofrito is well known. This comp has just been reviewed very positively in The Telegraph among other publications.
The Orchestra’s first 12″ release (on then nascent Impossible Ark) saw the band work their magic on jazz dance classics and lay down some timeless grooves that caused a stir on dancefloors from Tokyo to Toronto.
Since then, the album has been developed and Lamdin’s Impossible Ark imprint has gone from strength to strength (with highly lauded releases from Sara Mitra, Jeb Loy Nichols and Skeletons) becoming the natural home for The Rhythmagic Orchestra LP.