Titel : Bambulaye
Artiest(en) : Los Hacheros
Genre : Salsa
Medium : CD
Jaar : 06-2016
Label : Chulo
Los Hacheros is een avontuurlijke groep uit New York met een spannende mix van Puerto Rico salsa en Cubaanse son op hun 2e album "Bambulaye". Los Hacheros bestaat uit slechts 5 leden, maar klinkt als een volwaardige salsa/son groep van mininmaal 10 muzikanten. Met een origineel gebruik-invalshoek van viool, trombone, fluit en tresgitaar. Ook op vinyl-LP leverbaar + luister ook is naar hun eerste album Pilon uit 2012.
"If you want a CD that has creativity, guapería, originality and a New Yorican-Cuban sound, then Bambulaye is for you.
Mixing old and new tunes, Los Hacheros have delivered a powerful musical storm that would even make "El Niño" envious.
Roberto Faz`s "Píntate" and Beny Moré`s bolero "Esta noche corazón" are both marvelously remade. Thanks to an outstanding band that swings with tres, flute and violin.
But the star is the young sonero, Héctor "Papote" Jiménez. His voice and phrasing have matured. Listen to the title track, "Bambulaye", "Bomba de Loisa" and "Timbalaye" and you can hear his boricua guapería with a Mayito Rivera feel (he even quotes some of Mayito`s famous soneos)"
3. Esta noche corazón
5. Querida madre
6. Bomba de Loisa
7. Las Nieves de Brooklyn
9. Descarga por Abe
Los Hacheros, modern-day torchbearers of the Golden Age of Latin music, recorded their second album Bambulaye (February 26 / Chulo / Daptone Records) live to an old tape machine, following dates throughout New York City at Lincoln Center, P.S.1 MOMA, quincaneras and strip clubs in the Bronx. (Their debut Pilon was released on Daptone in 2012). "Bambulaye is gritty and demanding and you better be willing to dance," says producer / guitarist Jacob Plasse, also founder of the Daptone-distributed Latin revival label, Chulo Records. "I wanted this record to feel and sound the way it does when we play our final sets at 3am, exhausted in East Harlem dives. Suddenly the band comes to life and all the old dancers are at it like it was 1970 again. In those moments, we feel like we could play all night." Los Hacheros revives folkloric styles like son montuno, guaracha and salsa, and often combine them with Bomba, a fiery rhythm from the mountains of Puerto Rico. "Los Hacheros has the magic of group improvisation," adds bassist William Ash. "We play in a style that is swing oriented and emphasizes the Cuban clave like great ones of old: Arsenio, Reve, Ritmo!" A band of only 5 musicians, Los Hacheros can sound like a conjunto of 12. Eddie Venegas (Marc Anthony, Orquestra Broadway), who plays violin and sings chorus, improvises mambos on the trombone, Itai Kriss(Edmar Castaneda, Grupo Latin Vibe) sings, plays flute, campana, and guiro, while Papote Jimenez is in charge of lead vocals, soulful soneos (improvised verses) and congas. William Ash (Alfredo de la Fe, Brenda K Starr) holds down the tumbaos on baby bass while Jacob Plasse plays the tres, a guitar-like instrument originating from the Oriente Province in Cuba. "There are a million tiny cues on Bambulaye that let you know it is a live band," describes Plasse. "It feels like it could both fall apart and explode at any moment!
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