These Mexican jazz masters perform in duet to skillfully blend the rich traditions of Cuban-borne music and feels of Danzone and Son with contemporary jazz interpretations.
Song Selection: Nereidas, El Manisero, Chan Chan, La Mora, Mama Son de La Loma, Almendra, Lagrimas Negras, Los Negritos, El Cadete Constitucional, Bilongo 'La Negra Tomasa'
(Jazzcat Records RA012) Paul McCandless (soprano sax), Eugenio Toussaint (piano), Roberto Aymes (electric, upright bass), Cristobal Lopez (electric guitar), Diego Marolo (tenor sax)
The Moddal Sexxxtet features interpretations from Mile's 'All Blues' to Wayne Shorter's 'Footprints' and Coltrane's 'Impressions'.
Song Selections: All Blues, Impressions, Footprints
Bolero Mood (JazzCat Records RA002) Roberto Aymes (acoustic, electric, upright basses), Osmany Paredes, Luis Zepeda (piano), Salvador Merchand, Hilario Bell (drums)
Jazz masters from Latin America are brought together by master bassist/composer Roberto Aymes for this unique reading on the Latin Bolero, crossing cultures from Cuba, Puerto-Rico, Mexico, and Venezuela, and delivered with a contemporary jazz flavour.
Duke Ellington's Legacy
(Jazzcat Records RA023) Roberto Aymes (bass), Luis Zepeda (piano, keyboards, vocal), Alejandro Corona, Marian Petrescu (piano), Joe d'Etienne (trumpet), Salvador Merchand, Hilario Bell (drums), Arturo Ramirez (violin), Roger Cudney (vocal)
Bassist and composer Roberto Aymes brings together some of the leading Mexican jazz musicians to pay homage to Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The collection includes eleven masterfully performed songs, adding a Latin flavour to the classics.
Song Selections: Satin Doll, Do NOthing Till You Hear From Me, chelsea Bridge & Come Sunday, In a Sentimental Mood, Perdido, Mood Indigo, On The Trill, I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues, I'm Beginning to See The Light, Duke's Medley: Solitude, Sophisticated Lady, Lush Life; It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
Roberto Aymes Quintet de corazon latino
(JazzCat Records RA002) Luis Zepeda (piano, keyboards), Salvador Merchand (drums), Carlos 'Popis' Tovar (percussion), Rodolfo 'Popo' Sanchez (soprano, alto, tenor saxophones), Roberto Aymes (upright bass)
This ensemble featuring the best in Mexican jazz performs a fine selection of originals and jazz standards in a quintet setting.
Song Selection: Autumn Leaves, El Senor de Ipanema, Drume Negrita, Recuerdos, Groovin' High, 'Round Midnight, St. Thomas
Roberto Aymes in Canada
(Jazzcat Records RA005) Roberto Aymes (upright bass), Kenny Wheeler (trumpet, flugelhorn), Don Thompson (vibes, piano), Ellen Rowe (piano), Hugh Fraser (trombone)
Mexico's finest jazz bassist spent the of 1997 as an artist in residence at the prestigious Banff Centre in Canada. This CD is a collection from concert performances during this period, featuring Roberto with notables from the Canadian jazz scene.
Song Selection: Funk Natural, September, The Little Fella, Tristeza, Bye Bye Blackbird, Home Again
Taken from four different recording sessions dating from 1981 to 1993, one of Mexico's finest vocalists collaborates with master bassist/composer Roberto Aymes and his various ensembles for a lush mix of jazz standards and Latin flavours.
Song Selections: Speak Low, There Will Never Be Another You, Comenzar de Nuevo, Jim/I Got it Bad, How High The Moon, Once I Loved (Amor Em Paz), Tenderly, End of a Love Affair/Just Friends, Eu Sei Que Voi Te Amar (Yo se que te be de amar), Azul, Losing My Mind, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Sabor a Mi, Dindi, The Man I Love/My Old Flame, Ain't Misbehavin'