Friday, November 26, 2010

Larry Goldings - Caminhos Cruzados

Listening to this CD, it is surprising to note that few bossa nova records up to now have featured organs. Larry Goldings's subtle style (a laid-back Jimmy Smith) perfectly fits the idiom and some of the selections performed on his set are given straight-ahead sections for variety. The music is mostly easy listening with an appealing ensemble sound, consistently excellent concise solos from Goldings and guitarist Peter Bernstein, and tasteful backup from drummer Bill Stewart and percussionist Guilherme Franco. The three guest appearances by Joshua Redman make one wish that he were on more tracks for his tenor fits very comfortably into this setting. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

With the Walther Wanderley bossa nova organ records from the 60's in mind (uff), this excellent CD from Larry Goldings take the "latin B3" to the next level with no comparison to Wanderley. Goldings plays the organ in a laid-back Jimmy Smith style and that suits this excellent trio with Bernstein (guitar), Stewart (drums) and guest Joshua Redman (tenor on a few tracks). Musically this CD is not challenging for the listener, it's just very well played memorable bossa tunes from Jobim and Gilberto among others, in a laid-back mood. The only drawback for Goldings fans is that this CD is currently out-of-print.- by Terje Biringvad,

Artist: Larry Goldings
Album: Caminhos Crusados
Year: 1994
Label: BMG
Total time: 60:42

1.  So Danco Samba (Jazz Samba) (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Vinicius de Moraes) 5:44
2.  Caminhos Cruzados (Antonio Carlos Jobim) 7:22
3.  Ho-Ba-La-La-La (Joao Gilberto) 3:59
4.  O Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved) (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Vinicius de Moraes) 4:40
5.  Where or When (Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers) 6:23
6.  Manine (Larry Goldings) 5:56
7.  Avarandado (Caetano Veloso) 4:04
8.  Serenata (Leroy Anderson/Mitchell Parish) 5:02
9.  Menina Moca (Luiz Antonio) 5:20
10.  Words (Larry Goldings) 5:50
11.  Una Mas (Kenny Dorham) 6:22

Larry Goldings (Hammond Organ)
Peter Bernstein (Guitar)
Bill Stewart (Drums)
Guilherme Franco (Percussion)
Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone) - 1,5,10


  1. Beautiful album by Goldings and Co. !

    Bernstein really shines on this !

    Thanks itr !!

    Santiago, Chile



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