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Mambo Around the World

by Mambo Inn

A trip around the world in Latin jazz rhythm, with swinging playing and creative arrangements of songs by composers from Fredric Chopin to Elton John, Japanese and Swedish folksongs, plus catchy originals.
Genre: Jazz: Latin Jazz
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1. Mambo Inn
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5:46 $0.99
2. Prelude Opus 28 No. 20
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5:35 $0.99
3. Can You Feel the Love Tonight
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4:52 $0.99
4. And I Love Her
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5:48 $0.99
5. Open Door
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7:26 $0.99
6. Umi
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4:33 $0.99
7. Nuages
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5:42 $0.99
8. Ack Värmeland, Du Sköna (Dear Old Stockholm) / Mambo Around the World
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3:41 $0.99
9. In Your Own Sweet Way / One By One
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6:03 $0.99
10. Rocker
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3:57 $0.99
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Album Notes
A fixture on the Tokyo Latin music scene, Mambo Inn plays a uniquely infectious brand of Latin jazz. The members, boasting playing credits ranging from Paquito D'Rivera and Tito Puente to Japan's best-known salsa bands, bring to the bandstand grooving rhythms, adventurous solos, and fresh arrangements of well-known tunes from all over the globe. Check out their debut album, Mambo Around The World--now available around the world!

Excerpts from reviews:

"Novel Latin-jazz arrangements of famous songs from around the world show off each player’s deep experience…their musicality, technique, and expressiveness make for a performance at the highest level. A jewel of an album." (Salsa 120% Magazine, Japan)

"Their groovy, feel-good sound unfolds in every track of this fine album. " (

Album credits

1. Mambo Inn (Mario Bauzá—Cuba)
2. Prelude Opus 28 No. 20 (Fredric Chopin—Poland)
3. Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Elton John—England)
4. And I Love Her (John Lennon/Paul McCartney--England)
5. Open Door (Steve Sacks—Puerto Rico)
6. Umi (PD/Japan)
7. Nuages (Django Reinhardt—France)
8. Ack Värmeland, Du Sköna (Dear Old Stockholm) /Mambo Around The World (Anders Fryxell—Sweden, Steve Sacks—USA)
9. In Your Own Sweet Way/One By One (Dave Brubeck,Wayne Shorter—USA)
10. Rocker (Gerry Mulligan—USA)

Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 arranged by Steve Sacks
Tracks 3, 4, 9 arranged by Jonathan Katz

Steve Sacks—baritone and soprano sax, flute, alto flute, chorus vocal, handclaps
Jonathan Katz—piano, chorus vocal, handclaps
Hiroyasu Ito—bass, chorus vocal, handclaps
Hideki Sato—congas, chorus vocal, handclaps
Yoshiro Suzuki—timbales, shekere, chorus vocal, handclaps

Produced by Steve Sacks
Recorded June 24 and October 30, 2013 at Studio Leda, Tokyo
Engineered by Yuki Mizutani
Mixed November 2013 by Hiroyasu Ito (Musashino Sounds) at MS Studio
Mastered November 2013 by Hiroya Kozuki (Electro Supply) at Studio Electro Supply
Graphic design by Marco Mancini (Magnet Jazz)
Photography by Naoyuki Maruyama


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