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Interview mit Grupo Latin Vibe
Mit ihrem Hit La Llave hat Grupo Latin Vibe schlagartig den Salsa Vibe Sound wieder populär gemacht. 2007 erschien die mittlerweile dritte CD. Michael von Salsa-Berlin.de besuchte die Band 2007 in New York und sprach mit den beiden Band-Leadern Tommy Mattioli und Tito Hanibal Rivera.
Und unter unserer Rubrik CD des Monats findet Ihr eine CD-Besprechung des neuen La Excelencia Albums
Michael: How came the idea to found a band like this in the tradition of names like Cal Tjader?
Tommy ergänzt: I'm addicted to playing the vibes and latin jazz is my favorite style to play. Cal Tjader and Tito Puente are the strongest influences for me in this vein.
Tommy: We never searched for a label because we like to have artistic control of our music and with the internet a label doesn't seem as important.
Michael: On the one site your music sounds very jazzy - on the other side
it's very danceable. That's a great art. You guys like dancing? When you write
a song do you think about the dancers?
Tito: Every single note and beat is for the dancer/salero(a)s. The salsero enjoys sauve steps. At the same time it is our vision for those who enjoy the swing of our jazzy sound that a person could enjoy listening all the rhythms, even if they are listening while driving to their destination. Groovy isn't it. Yes, we are dancers. Many of our gigs our socials. It is important that our fans be informed that the members of GLV have been a great contributing factor to the interpretation of the arrangements. Carlito Velazquez (bass), William Paul (piano), Victor Rendon -timbales/percussionist, and Giancarlo Anderson (bongo/percussionist). As GLV would put we have fun playing, therefore there will be dancing.
Tommy: When I think of about a tune for GLV I think of about 3 main
things: a melodic hook, a groove, and a tune that's fun to play, usually that
makes for a danceable tune.
Tommy: As Tito Puente used to say "salsa is what you eat, mambo is what you dance. For convenience and marketing I use salsa to describe what is really mambo.
Michael: Thank you for the answers!
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