Patax – Plays Michael Jackson (A Tribute) (2015)

Patax - Plays Michael Jackson (A Tribute) (2015)
Artist: Patax
Album: Plays Michael Jackson (A Tribute)
Genre: Jazz-Funk, World Fusion, Soul
Label: Youkali Music
Released: 2015
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
01. Black Or White
02. Billie Jean
03. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
04. The Way You Make Me Feel
05. Keep The Faith
06. Smooth Criminal
07. Jam
08. Thriller
09. Man In The Mirror
10. They Don’t Care About Us
11. Black Or White (Acoustic Version)
12. Billie Jean (Guaguancó)


A total of 28 musicians have come together to make this recording, an extravagant production by any stretch of imagination. Although the music on this album is of a very high quality throughout – especially through songs such as “Thriller” and “Man in the Mirror”, the explosive crescendo is clearly the return of “Billie Jean”, which closes out the set. This is played as a rollicking Guaguancó. Here, obviously the percussionists – Jorge Pérez and Valentin Iturat who plays shekere with Victor González-Aceituno on cajón and Pedro Pablo Rodriguez who plays quinto on that track – shine brightly. It is, after all, a vehicle driven by the sensuous rhythm of this derivative of the rumba from Havana and Matanzas. Remarkably all of the moving pieces here work perfectly in conjunction with the percussionists to create a mighty tribute to the man the world knew as The King of Pop.

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