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Markolino Dimond

Beethoven's V - Markolino Dimond & Frankie Dante
CD (Fania Codigo 509003), Released 1975; Re-Issued 2010
Produced by Larry Harlow
Arranged by Mark Dimond & Marty Sheller
Editor's Pick:
When I used to help out in London’s specialist Latin record store Mr Bongo, I occasionally selected customers for what I called the 'Mark Dimond test' to measure how much of a hardcore salsa fan they were. If their response was along the lines of: 'Wow! I’ve gotta have this CD,' then it gave me a clue about what other titles to recommend. Dimond’s recording career was shortlived but priceless - comprised of only a couple of albums with Willie Colón, Héctor Lavoe’s debut LP, sessions on Ismael Quintana and Andy Harlow albums and three solo projects. 'Beethoven’s V' was his penultimate solo release, typified by his haunting, yet driving, two trombone/ one trumpet conjunto sound and exquisitely crafted piano solos. Dimond composed five songs and wrote all but one of the album’s tasty jazz inflected arrangements. Salsa music authority John Storm Roberts described him as a 'one of the finest younger generation pianists in salsa' in the UK’s Melody Maker in 1976. Shortly after this merited acclaim, according to several accounts, Dimond relocated to Florida, where he did not seem to be particularly active on the Latin recording scene. He sadly died in the late ’80s. (John Child, 2010-05-17)
Guest Star: Chivirico Davila.
Song titles include:
Los Rumberos
Ahora Si
El Quinto De Beethoven
Yo No Tengo Amigo
Por Que Adore
Musicians include:
Mark Dimond Piano
Nicky Marrero & Pablito Rosario Bongos
Frankie Malabe Congas
Mike Collazo Timbales
Eddie "Guagua" Rivera Bass
Lewis Kahn, Reinaldo Jorge, Barry Rogers Trobone
Randy Brecker & Louis Soloff Trumpet
Junior Vazquez Maracas
Yayo El Indio, Pete "Conde" Roderiguez, Ismael Quintana Coro
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa: Classic 1960s Or 1970s New York
Shipping Value: 1
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