Chevere de Chicago | Secret Dream

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Secret Dream

by Chevere de Chicago

Brasilian Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz
Genre: Latin: Latin Jazz
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1. Intro
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0:11 $0.99
2. Secret Dream
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7:40 $0.99
3. El Cojo
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4. Maria Cristina
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5. Guajira En Las Pampas
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6. Elugua/Rumba Chevere
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7. Dolphin Dance
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8. The Beauty Around Us
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9. Telegram of Love
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10. Pucho's Pretzels
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11. Elis Regina Medley pt. 1 - Valsa Rancho
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12. pt. 2 - Ou Bola Ou Bulica
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Chevere de Chicago is Chicago's hottest Latin/Jazz/Everything Band. Founded in the late 1970's by Costa Rican drummer and percussionist Alejo Poveda, the band has thrilled Chicago audiences for more than 25 years with an electrifying blend of musical styles from Afro-Cuban to Brasilian, Funk, and Blues.
Now, for the first time, there is a cd of Chevere's music available on Balkan Samba Records. The cd is called "Secret Dream". Many of the tunes are composed by their Grammy Award - winning music director Howard Levy, who plays piano and harmonica in the band. Several others are by guitarist Ernie Denov, including the title track, which starts the cd off with a thundering batucada percussion intro.
Chevere's two percussionists, Joe Rendon on congas and Ruben Alvarez (timbales, bongos, pandeiro, etc.) are two of the Midwest's finest and have played with many top Latin artists. On sax/flute is Steve Eisen, one of Chicago's top studio players. On trumpet is Mark Ohlsen, a veteran of many big bands, a fearless soloist, and also the mix engineer for the cd.
On an array of keyboards including B3, Fender Rhodes, and Mini Moog is the inimitable Chris "Hambone" Cameron, who tours regularly with Sonia Dada. On bass and vocals is Eric Hochberg, who has played with many top Jazz and Pop artists. And driving the band with irrepressible enthusiasm is Alejo Poveda on drums. Together, the nine musicians generate tremendous energy and musical joy.


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Steven Davies-Morris

Chevere de Chicago - blazing hot latin jazz with killer chops
A side project of Ernie Denov of Bad Dog U, or rather a fabulous latin/jazz/funk/blues project that he plays guitar for when not playing for Bad Dog U. I'm digging the "Secret Dream" album that I was just turned on to. This is bloody good stuff by any standard applied. Lots of raging latin horns (yum yum) and a scintillating core traditional fusion g/b/k/d make up this 9 piece. You gotta like latin to get into Chevere de Chicago, so it may not be for everyone looking for progrock/fusion attitude, even fans of Bad Dog U. But if your tastes include a sweaty night in the barrio (honey, I'm gonna dance you out of your nickers), then you really should check this out. Your money will be well spent.

Kate

Excellent CD, I'm so glad I bought it!
This CD is totally awesome. The diversity of musical styles across the album is something you don't hear very often. From the Latin-Jazz echoing South America to the Jazz-rock-funk it's hard to find something not to like about this album. Listen to the tracks to get a flavour of this fab band, especially 9! When are Chevere de Chicago touring the UK?!?!