Classic Cuban jazz material from the group of trumpeter Rolando Aquilo – done in a style that's a bit tighter than some of the other Jam Session albums from the time, but still plenty darn great! Rolando's trumpet is firmly in the lead on most tracks, but the overall presentation is still pretty stripped down – tight rhythms, bits of chorus vocals, and a mode that's less sweet and more hard-edged than some of the more mainstream Cuban music of the period. Titles include "Descarga Criolla", "Panama", "A Ti Na Ma", "Descarga Hibrida", "Pachanga", "Imagenes", and "Bodas De Oro". CD
Classic descarga from the inventor of the genre – a host of Cuban recordings from the legendary Cachao! And sure, we love Cachao's revival in later years – but it's this material that still gets us moving the most – his rich blend of Cuban rhythms and jazz instrumentation that was easily one of the greatest things going in Havana since the rise of Castro! As with other Cachao albums from the time, there's a paucity of notes, and some sounds that seem to come from other sessions too – but we can more than forgive that aspect, given that the music's so great all the way through – plenty of percussion with a rich, echoing sound, key basslines from the master, and even some hip tres to give some tunes a nice edge. Titles include "A La Loma De Belen", "Tres Lindas Cubanas", "Oguere Mi China", "Bailando Entre Espuma", "Criolla Carabali", "Tunas Se Quemo", "La Bayamesa", "Mambo", and "El Bombin De Perucho". CD
Killer Cuban sounds from Cachao – a set that's definitely done with the "feeling" promised in the title! Jazz is at the core of the set – lots of great instrumental interplay between piano and percussion, tres and trumpet, and bass, of course – guiding the whole thing along strongly from the bottom, and really ensuring that the instrumental modes of the set keep on cooking throughout! There's really very little vocals, and the recording quality has a great sharp edge – way better than some of Cachao's bigger recordings from later years. Titles include "Marta", "La Floresta", "Juan Pescao", "Descarga General", "Y Tu Que Has Hecho", "El Nino Toca El Tres", "La Bayamesa", "A Buscar Camarones", and "Rendencion". CD
Pachanga and plenty more – thanks to a nice blend of rhythms that really make the album sparkle! Instrumentation is heavy on horns, and not the usual mix you might expect from a pachanga album – and the percussion kicks along strongly on most numbers, grooving a good number of tracks in a montuno mode! And although there's a few boleros, even these have a nice edge – kind of a harder bottom than usual, which makes them well worth checking out. Titles include "La Pachanga", "Retozon", "Quedate Como Estas", "A La Timba", "La Mujer Puertorriquena", "Cuando Tu Me Quieras", "Para Gozar Cubita", "Cha Cha Cha Bururu", and "Feliz Ilusion". CD
Candita Batista Y Sus Tambores Bata —
Ritmo De Santo ... LP Maype, Early 60s. Used ....
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