Recorded in 1976 at Contemporary Studio Los Angeles (the Living Legend session) with Hampton Hawes, Charlie Haden, Shelly Manne


From the Memoir:
...in spite of its title, not a samba, but (as Shelly pointed out) a “Latinish, islandy” piece of rollicking whimsicality that, likewise, pulled you from your
chair and made you jump and wiggle. The two and a half years
of playing tenor for dancing in Synanon (“Watermelon Man” and
funky simple stuff like that) had pushed Art away from what I’ve
always considered the bebop head-trip and back to his rowdy,
crowd-pleasing roots on Central Avenue where music had to do
with dancing, with the body’s response to the beat of the blood.




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