Influenced by John Enrico Douglas’ years playing and recording Dominican, Cuban and Puerto Rican music with Radhy Montero y Su Orchesta and Elegua in Boston in the 1970s, and The L.A. Salsa Society, Bongo Logic and Charangoa in LA in the 1980s–90s, Songon plays John’s originals and his arrangements of cover songs in styles ranging from rumba, guajira, cha–cha and songo to straight-ahead Latin Jazz.
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Norma LaTuchie–flute, piccolo
John Enrico Douglas–piano
Malcolm Ian Peters–electric bass, Ampeg baby bass Raul Rico, Jr.–congas (timbales track 10 only) Cougar Estrada–drums, cajón (tracks 1–9)
Roberto Gutierrez–congas (track 10 only)
Tracks 1–9 recorded by Sjoerd Auke Koppert at Tantrum Studio, Montecito, Calif. Track 10 recorded by Greg Loeb at Hidden Valley Studio, Montecito, Calif.
All tracks mixed and mastered by Dom Camardella at Santa Barbara Sound Design. Tracks arranged and produced by John E. Douglas.
Art and design: Johnny Crespo Estrella www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/john-crespo-estrella
- 1. Songon by John Enrico Douglas - 8:02
- 2. Ravel’s Bolero en Mambo by Maurice Ravel, adapted by Charlie Palmieri - 7:15
- 3. Y Decídete Mi Amor by José Antonio Mendez - 6:11
- 4. Frenesí by Alberto Domínguez - 6:08
- 5. Rumba Para Mis Hijos by John E. Douglas - 6:43
- 6. Wuenva by John E. Douglas, Mike Peipman & Oscar Stagnaro - 7:52
- 7. Tema de Maria Cervantes by Noro Morales - 10:21
- 8. Bright September by John E. Douglas - 7:29
- 9. For Your Love by Graham Gouldman - 8:48
- 10. Guajira Pa’ La Jeva by Jose "Perico" Hernandez, Clare Fischer & Poncho Sanchez - 6:13