Francisco Mora Catlett
Francisco Mora Catlett - Mora! II (Far Out Recordings)
Format: Black Vinyl LP
Cat No: FARO223LP
Far Out Recordings is delighted to present Mora! II for the first time ever on vinyl.
Released as album I & II on separate LPs and both albums on 1 CD Mexican-American
percussionist and former member of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Francisco Mora Catlett originally recorded and released his debut solo LP as a private press in 1987, but the sequel he recorded over the course of the next few years with an expanded Detroit jazz brass section was shelved for decades to follow.
A pan-American melting pot of hypnotic afro-cuban rhythms, frenetic batucadas and fiery sambas, Mora I & II are holy grails of latin jazz, masterminded by an unsung hero of the genre. Born in Washington DC, 1947, Francisco Mora Jr is the eldest child of two highly prominent Mexican artists, Francisco Mora Sr and Elizabeth Catlett, to whom this project was dedicated. Being born into a mixed heritage bohemian family provided Mora Jr with what he called a “creative, progressive, and healthy arts environment”, building the foundations for a fascinating career journey ahead.
1. Afra Jum
3. Amazona Prelude
5. Samba Conga Do Amor
6. Por Que Paro
7. Afra Jum
8. Old Man Joe
9. El Morro