Mendez Trio - S.T.

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Label:Discos NCL


Used LP 1976

Disc:VG+ (good shape)

Jacket:VG+ (light scuffs/wears, totally good condition as latin vintage sleeve)

The only release in 1976 by the Mendez Trio, a Mexican jazz ensemble featuring Nando Estevané Méndez, Memo Méndez Guiú, and Oscar Rountree Mendez, all in their early 20s at the time. It coincides with the time of activity with La Nopalera, which Gerardo Bátiz and top mexican jazz man also participated in, and also a release from the same label Discos NCL, so the relationship is also a matter of concern. Starting with the flowing Latin jazz of "El Gato," which is accented by an electric arrangement, highlight of mellow jazz tune "Alegrías" with scat, and the elegant jazz tune "Pepes Y Chelas," all of which have a mellow and pensive taste. Also amazed at this level of perfection and maturity at such a young age.

当時20代前半だったNando Estevané Méndez,Memo Méndez Guiú,Oscar Rountree Mendezの三者によるメキシコ人・ジャズ・アンサンブルMendez Trioによる76年の唯一作。Gerardo Bátizなども参加していたLa Nopaleraとの活動時期とも重なり、同レーベルDiscos NCLからのリリースでもあり関係性も気になる所。冒頭のエレクトリックなアレンジもアクセントの流れるようなラテン・ジャズ”El Gato”に始まり、スキャットを交えたハイライトのメロウジャズ”Alegrías”、エレガントな雰囲気の”Pepes Y Chelas”など全編にメロウかつペンシブなテイストの楽曲を収録しています。若くしてこの完成度と成熟度にも驚きです。

A1 - El Gato

A2 - Dagadu

A3 - Alegrías

B1 - Amigos

B3 - Quetzalcóatl

B4 - Pepes Y Chelas