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Latino Fantastico

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Latino Fantastico
Latino Fantastico


Re-issue of a mythical record from one of Brazil's finest percussionists who was a member of the original Os Ipanemas and Sergio Mendes' Brazil 66. Rubens Bassini's 1963 solo outing, originally released as a limited vinyl LP, is full of deep traditional African, Brazilian, Cuban and South American rhythms and moments of unexpected blissful folk and hypnotic psychedelia. Wind and strings provide unusual arrangements for Bassini's pulsating bongos and endless exotic percussion to explode through. Featuring an all-star team of '60s Rio players this vivid percussion dream can finally be heard in all its rare glory. Rubens Bassini is the forgotten percussion master of Brazilian music. While those he played with - including Wilson Das Neves and Sergio Mendes - rose to huge international fame Bassini's solo recordings became rare collector's items. Following two solo recordings Bassini joined the original Os Ipanemas line-up as percussionist for their now legendary 1964 CBS recording. And that's where Rubens Bassini's link with Far Out Recordings lies with Das Neves and Neco of the original Os Ipanemas brought back together in 1999 to record five Ipanemas albums over the next decade for Far Out. Far Out stay true to the original release with beautifully recreated artwork; all 19 tracks re-mastered from original tapes for a high definition sound; and Rubens Bassini's original track-by-track sleeve notes describing the traditional rhythms and instruments, translated from the Portuguese.


  1. Name
  2. Cha-Cha-Cha (Europeu Comercial)
  3. Afro-Cubano (Canto Karabali)
  4. Mambo
  5. Son-Cubano Amparo
  6. Maracas (Surda)
  7. Candombe Uruguaio (Bailando El Candombe)
  8. Maracas (Brilhante)
  9. Merengue
  10. Guiro
  11. Bongo
  12. Festival Para Trés Bongos
  13. Afro-Cubano (Tabu)
  14. Tumbadoras
  15. Cha-Cha-Cha (Auténtico Cubano)
  16. Timbales
  17. Guaguanco
  18. Bembe
  19. Quinto
  20. Samba - Samba No Congo
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