Lary Barilleau and the Latin Jazz Collective released the group's first recording Carmen's Mambo on OA2 Records January 15th 2013. Carmen's Mambo spent 7 months on the Jazz Week Charts and peaked @ #46 and @ #11 on the Canadian Music Journal International Chart. The CD is currently on the 1st round ballot for the Grammy Awards in the Latin Jazz Category.
"The Latin Jazz Collective is a new project conceived by Lary Barilleau, a Seattle based percussionist, composer and award winning educator. Carmen's Mambo features the original music of Grammy nominated musician Lary Barilleau, Grammy winning arranger and trombonist Doug Beavers and multi-instrumentalist Jay Thomas. The unique mixture of jazz melodies and harmonies along with Afro-Caribbean rhythms reflects the classic sound of Latin jazz. The CD was recorded over a 2 year span in San Francisco, New York and Seattle. All arrangements and orchestration by Doug Beavers."
"From 2008 to 2010, I had the distinct pleasure of working with Lary Barilleau on his new release on Origin/OA2 Records, "Carmen's Mambo". What I really loved about Mr. Barilleau's compositions were how melodic they were - everything was extremely singable and very listenable." - Doug Beavers