Manolito Simonet Y Su Trabuco 2010 album "Trabuco 1una vez más +"
Manolito y su Trabuco`s front line has included some of the best singers of the era, including Rosendo "El Gallo" Díaz, Sixto "El Indio" Llorente, and Carlos Kalunga. Manolito`s 1990s recordings feature one of the most renowned synthesizer players, Osiris Martínez, and the prolific composer, singer Ricardo Amaray. El Trabuco is one of the largest timba bands, a "super-charangón," as it is called, with violin, cello, two trumpets, two trombones, flute, and synthesizer, as well as the standard piano, bass, drums, congas and güiro. Many of Trabuco`s biggest hits result from Amaray`s R&B influences, filtered through Simonet`s strong Cuban aesthetic and arranging abilities. Manolito make CDs that mix the aggressive hardcore timba he plays in concert with various other styles designed to appeal to foreign buyers.