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Download links and information about Mulatos by Omar Sosa. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Latin genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 55:28 minutes.

Artist: Omar Sosa
Release date: 2004
Genre: Latin
Tracks: 9
Duration: 55:28
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No. Title Length
1. Ternura 7:30
2. Nuevo Manto 6:14
3. La Tra 5:46
4. Reposo 7:27
5. La Llamada 5:39
6. Dos Caminos 6:23
7. Iyawo 4:23
8. L3zero 6:41
9. El Consenso 5:25



In various interviews, salsa/Latin jazz master Ray Barretto has complained about hard bop artists who employ Afro-Cuban rhythms in a very obvious way — artists who will take a familiar Thelonious Monk, Clifford Brown, or Bud Powell standard and "Latinize" it by adding a son, cha cha, mambo, danzon, or guaguancó groove. There is nothing wrong with that approach (which can be quite enjoyable), but there is also something to be said for using Afro-Cuban/salsa elements in a less obvious fashion — which is what Omar Sosa does on Mulatos. This post-bop release doesn't beat listeners over the head with Afro-Cuban rhythms, but they're present nonetheless. They enrich Sosa's material in their own subtle way, and the Cuban pianist/keyboardist (who employs Paquito D'Rivera as a clarinetist on three selections) demonstrates that Afro-Cuban jazz doesn't have to be something as overt as playing Monk's "Well, You Needn't" as a descarga (Latin jam) or approaching George Gershwin's "I Can't Get Started" as a bolero (Latin ballad). Afro-Cuban music isn't the only type of world music that inspires Sosa on Mulatos, which was recorded in Paris in early 2004; Sosa also brings elements of Middle Eastern, North African, and Indian music to his post-bop. Dhafer Youssef (one of the sidemen) is featured on the oud, a traditional Arabic lute that is quite legendary in Middle Eastern music — and Philippe Foch, another participant, appears on Indian tabla drums. Of course, the oud and the tablas aren't exactly prominent instruments in Afro-Cuban jazz or salsa, but they're major assets on Mulatos — an album that paints a consistently attractive picture of Sosa's multicultural outlook. Mulatos is yet another broad-minded project that Sosa can be proud to have in his catalog.