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"Through The Winds" (1992)...established jcq's commitment as a world music recording artist while positioning his rising star as a multi-talented purveyor of the world beat sound. Colombian born Juan Carlos Quintero, whose self titled 1990 debut was the perfect blend of jazz sensbilities and Latin rhythms, delves evern futher into the global music realm with the polyrhythmic textures of Through The Winds. The collection features the amazing musical partnership of Quintero and composer/producer/arranger Todd Cochran, whose experience with Latin jazz merges perfectly with the guitarist's natural born sensibilities. Cochran's composition "The Magic Ring" and Quintero's "After the Rain" set the tone of the album, beginning with easygoing, lilting grooves before heating up into flamenco styled jams highlighted by wild percussion sections. Quintero's roots come to glorious life on the celebratory "Festival," a tribute to his homeland featuring a brilliant texturing of classical guitar, cumbia rhythms and exotic soundscaping, "En Tunja" and the Caribbean flavored, highly improvised "Island Dance."

 

Musicians!

percussionists/ Walfredo Reyes Jr., Kevin Ricard, Angel Figueroa,

bassists/Alec Milstein, James Leary

pianists/Otmaro Ruiz, Todd Cochran

drummers/Clayton Cameron, Bob Harsen

 

Co-Composers/Todd Cochran, Dan Stein, Joel Goodman, Alec Milstein.

recorded & mixed by Todd Cochran

mastered by Bernie Grundman

Tracks...

1 The Magic Ring Cochran 4:49
2 Through the Winds Milstein, Quintero 4:54
3 Festival Quintero 4:59
4 After the Rain Quintero, Stein 4:51
5 Washington Square Cochran, Quintero 4:26
6 The Promise Cochran 4:09
7 Island Dance Goodman, Quintero 4:45
8 Tears of Joy Quintero 3:33
9 Festival Quintero 1:20
10 Tu Amor Milstein, Quintero 3:51
11 En Tunja Milstein, Quintero 4:59
12 Through the Winds

Produced by Todd Cochran & Juan Carlos Quintero