Disconnected in New York City

Disconnected in New York City

by Los LobosLos Lobos

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Overview

Los Lobos were together for 33 years before they got around to making a live album, but it didn't take long for them to grow fond of the format; Disconnected in New York City is the fourth concert set the veteran East L.A. band has released since 2005. As the title suggests, Disconnected in New York City was recorded during an acoustic gig at the City Winery in N.Y.C., and shows off the more intimate and easygoing side of the group's musical personality, with the absence of amps taking some of the bite out of David Hidalgo's guitar solos, often the high point of their gigs. (He does get to show off his chops on "Tin Can Trust," and they're as impressive as ever.) That's not to say Los Lobos sound mellow on this date; the group is tight and emphatic at every turn, and Cesar Rosas' vocals and Steve Berlin's sax get a greater chance to shine in these quieter settings. The rhythms are fierce whey get a chance to simmer -- the interplay between percussionists Bugs Gonzalez and Camilo Quinones is inspired -- and rather than lean on their best-known tunes, Los Lobos reach deep into their songbook and pull out some excellent lesser-recognized numbers, including "Little Things," "Tears of God," and "Oh Yeah." (They do deliver "La Bamba" to close the show, but invest the crowd-pleaser with lots of energy, and interpolate "Good Lovin'" to add a soulful spin.) Disconnected in New York City isn't quite as interesting as 2005's Acoustic en Vivo, which gave Los Lobos more room to explore their roots in Mexican folk music, but anyone who thinks this band may have run out of steam after pulling out their acoustic guitars gets schooled with a single listen to Disconnected. Forty years on, Los Lobos are still one of America's best, bravest, and most satisfying bands, and their skills and their their instincts remain razor-sharp, regardless of their stage volume.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/2013
Label: Savoy Jazz
UPC: 0795041795526
catalogNumber: 17955

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lobos   Primary Artist
Steve Berlin   Group Member
David Hidalgo   Group Member
Conrad Lozano   Group Member
Cesar Rosas   Group Member
Louie Pérez   Group Member
Camilo Quinones   Percussion

Technical Credits

David Hidalgo   Composer
Lobos   Producer
Dave McNair   Engineer
Kevin Morris   Management
Steven Remote   Engineer
Cesar Rosas   Composer
Ritchie Valens   Composer
Louie Pérez   Composer
Rudy Clark   Composer
Luis Martínez Serrano   Composer
Paul Goldman   Booking
Traditional   Composer
Quattrocchi   Cover Illustration
Arthur Resnick   Composer

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