TRIBUTE TO DON ALIAS - 2017
1 - GEORGIA O (DON ALIAS)
2 - SWEETIE-PIE (DON ALIAS)
3 - SAMBA DE NEGRO (DON ALIAS)
4 - CREEPIN' (STEVIE WONDER)
5 - UNCLE JEMIMA (DON ALIAS)
6 - VAYA MULATTO (DON ALIAS)
7 - ON THE FOOT PEG (MARCIO MONTARROYOS)
8 - SOLO - DEDICATED TO DON ALIAS (ALFREDO DIAS GOMES)
ALFREDO DIAS GOMES - DRUMS, KEYBOARDS IN "GEORGIA O" AND "UNCLE JEMIMA"
WIDOR SANTIAGO - SAX
MARCO LOBO - CONGAS, BONGďS, GANZ┴ AND PERCUSSION EFFECTS
BERVAL MORAES - BASS
YUVAL BEN LIOR - GUITAR
LULU MARTIN - KEYBOARDS IN "GEORGIA O", "CREEPIN'", "UNCLE JEMIMA" AND "ON THE FOOT PEG"
Recorded and mixed in ADG Studio by Thiago Kropf
Mastering: Ricardo Garcia (Magic Master)
Graphic design: REC design
Produced by Alfredo Dias Gomes
"This album is a tribute to the great percussionist and drummer Charles "Don" Alias,
who I had the privilege of knowing and having drum classes when he was in Brazil."
Alfredo Dias Gomes
Don Alias, who passed away at New York city in 2006, is vastly recognized for his work at the vanguard of the fusion movement.
He was the son of Caribbean immigrants and grew up at Harlem, where he absorbed daily what the instrumentalists from the Cuban and Puerto Rican neighborhood had to offer.
He has played with Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Pat Metheny, Jack DeJohnette, Jaco Patorius, David Sanborn and Joni Mitchell, amongst others.
Alongside Gene Perla and the saxophonist Steve Grossman he created the afro-cuban fusion group Stone Alliance.
The band then went on tour at South America, participating in several records, even working with Marcio Montarroyos.