Heftige Cubaanse descargas, erg lekkerrr voor de fijnproever, 2007 release op Envidia
Never before released jam sessions, descargas agresiva, by Cuba`s musical royalty: Tata Guines, Pancho Amat, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Candido Fabre, Paulo FG, Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal, Richard Egues, Amadito Valdes and many other kingpins.
Luis Dominguez, owner of the Envidia label had in the early to mid 90s, produced the widely viewed televised "Mi Salsa" show in Cuba. It was from that show that the sessions on this CD were originally produced. This stuff is killer Descarga`s, fiery extended tracks where the musicians let loose and go nuts. Listen to the smoldering violins of Guillermo Rubalcaba and Enrique Alvarez as Candido Fabré, sonero supreme, takes control of Descarga No.2, a 8-1/2 minute gem. And there is a vocal showdown, "Duelo De Soneros," that features, among others, Candido and Paulo FG that lasts an unbelievable 19 minutes and 24 seconds. It`s a spectacular performance that should not be missed. It just may be the best vocal mano-a-mano on record. This stuff harkens back to the heyday of Cachao and Nino Rivera or, even more so, the best output from Areito All Stars. (Descarga)
4. Duelo De Soneros (19:24)