Personnel: Yomo Toro (cuatro); Roswell Rudd (trombone).
Additional personnel: Marciela Serrano, Dalia Silva, Michelle Silva, Alessandra Belloni (vocals); David Oquendo (tres); Ilmar Gavillan, Alicia Svigal (violin); Jay Collins (flute); Raul Jaurena (bandoneon); Gene Jefferson, Peter Brainin (alto saxophone); John Walsh , Mike Rodriguez (trumpet); Chris Washburne (trombone); Yeissonn Villamar, George Cables, Igor Atalita (piano); John Di Martino (organ); Alex Hernandez, Jorge Longo, Andy Eulau, Boris Kozlov (acoustic bass); Donald 'Spider' Nicks (electric bass); Wilson "Chembo" Corniel, Jr. (congas); Bobby Sanabria (bongos); Hiram 'El Pavo' Remon (percussion); Acension.
Inside-outside trombonist Roswell Rudd turns in an eclectic and exciting album with 2007's EL ESPIRITU JIBARO. The music leans toward Latin styles--with cumbia, tango, merengue, and mambo all represented--and the instrumentation, which includes cuarto (played by Yomo Toro), also reflects the overall vibe. But, as fans of Rudd would expect, there are plenty of curveballs, as EL ESPIRITU JIBARO folds in traditional jazz, free tendencies, and witty, clever flourishes to this fun recording full of great playing and top-notch ensemble work.