True Flight Borders LogoIs a swinging affair and a testament to the ensemble’s virtuosity, versatility, and ability to create music that appeals to a wide audience.

Modeled after the standard big-band format, the ensemble draws inspiration from the orchestras of Tito Puente, Machito, Tito Rodriguez and Mario Bauza but the vast majority of the repertoire is original compositions and arrangements, composed by Rendon, Rick Faulkner, and Joe Mannozzi. Tunes that, musically speaking, run the gamut – from straight-ahead New York Mambo to danceable Latin-Jazz and Brazilian and Afro-Peruvian rhythms.

 bluemamboRico y Sabroso Album Notes

Blue Mambo is a driving two horn Salsa-based band lead by New York City Latin-percussionist, Victor Rendón. The ensemble brings a group of veteran musicians with a wide variety of experience in the field and features traditional salsa tunes as well as original compositions.

Blue Mambo's debut CD was released in 2008 hitting the Hit Parade list in Latin Beat magazine for months and has gotten airplay all over the United States including Europe.

Blue Mambo is a versatile group that can plays Salsa based dance music for any social event and Latin-jazz at its best when called upon. This CD release features the talents of Chico Alvarez on the classic tune, " Bilongo" and Anibal "Tito" Rivera (of Grupo Latin Vibe fame) on "Pare Cochero". Included in the CD is the Latin-jazz original by Victor Rendon titled: 'Cafe Sin Leche" from Blue Mambo's debut CD release.

Reviews:

Solid Latin Jazz adventure - Nelson Rodriguez, Latin Beat Magazine

Blue Mambo breathes life into words of yesterday through their music today. Simply put; all these rhythms and syncopation will make you feel better - James Browne, Sirius Satellite Radio

Umm, nice groove from a local septet that plays instrumental dance music with solid solos on top.
Descarga.com

I congratulate both on their swinging production.
Vicki Sola, New York WFDU 89.1 FM

Rarely does it happen to me that I have time to re-listen to a particular CD but this one...it just absolutely didn't want to come out of the CD player compartment of my stereo. Radiovinilemania – Italy

Blue Mambo presents an enjoyable set of music on Blue Mambo, showing the music's blues foundation and it's evolution into so much more – Latin Jazz Corner

 

Personnel

Tracks

  • 1. Cafe Sin Leche
  • 2. Caribbean Swing
  • 3. Gabriella
  • 4. Get It While You Can
  • 5. Necesitas Tu
  • 6. Nova Blue
  • 7. Belleville Blues
  • 8. Junction Blues
  • 9. Triste O Alegre
  • 10. Timbason
  • 1. Cafe Sin Leche
  • 2. Caribbean Swing
  • 3. Gabriella
  • 4. Get It While You Can
  • 5. Necesitas Tu
  • 6. Nova Blue
  • 7. Belleville Blues
  • 8. Junction Blues
  • 9. Triste O Alegre
  • 10. Timbason
  • Engineer: John Diaz
  • Cover Art: Victor Manuel Rendon

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