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Son Cubano NYC (2-LP) - various

Titel : Son Cubano NYC (2-LP)

Artiest(en) : various

Genre : Vinyl: LPs nieuw

Medium : Vinyl

Jaar : 2004

Label : Honest Jon

€ 26,90


Son Cubano NYC - Cuban Roots New York Spices 1972-820 2xLP
The recordings on Son Cubano NYC were made over the decade beginning 1972, for the new Salsoul and SAR labels and their sisters Mericana and Guajiro. When Cuban music moved to New York it added another flavour.’
A1. Rey Roig Y Su Sensacion - Son Sabroson
A2. Charlie Rodriguez Y Su Conjunto - Cuchillo Para La Piña Cubano
A3. Chocolate - Chocolate En C7
B1. Henry Fiol - Tiene Sabor
B2. Lita Branda - Yo Perdi El Corazon
B3. Roberto Torres - Camina Y Ven Pa` La Loma
C1. Chocolate Caliente - Mi Guajira - Inspiracion
C2. Los Jimanguas - Los Dos Hermanos
C3. Fernando Lavoy Y Los Soneros - Cójelo Suave
D1. Angelo Y Su Conjunto Modelo - Celosa
D2. Chocolate - Trumpet En Montuno
D3. Henry Fiol - Oriente

Son Cubano NYC is a wonderful collection of New York City-bred Afro-Cuban music taken from the catalogs of Salsoul and SAR (and their subsidiaries) and spanning the early `70s to the early `80s. This was a time when the musicians were getting back to a distinctly Cuban, rootsy sound, which was frowned on by radio stations given the strong Cold War/anti-Cuban/anti-Communist sentiments of the day. Nevertheless, the labels thrived in the New York community as well as overseas, even without radio support. Despite various labels and the appearance of more than ten different ensembles, there`s a remarkable consistency of sound thanks to engineer Jon Fausty, who recorded all these tracks. This is exuberant stuff: the top-notch Afro-Cuban percussion and rhythms are overlayed with taut, rhythmic piano playing; rich, driving bass; punchy trumpets; and passionate vocals. The best part, though, is the fact that most of these tunes leave plenty of room for improvisation, so the (mostly uncredited) musicians really get a chance to show what they can do. There are excellent trumpet and flute solos, but probably the most exciting moments come when the piano and especially the tres come to the forefront. The way Charlie Rodriguez (on tres) works with and against the different rhythms on "Cuchillo Para la Piña Cubana" is simply incredible, as is Dr. Ken Leo Rosa`s piano playing on "Los Dos Hermanos" by Los Jimaguas. Other soloists are not necessarily mentioned by name, but the playing is all excellent and the rhythms are simply irresistible. There`s a good reason why these recordings are still revered 20 to 30 years down the road, and it`s nice that Honest Jon`s and Astralwerks are making them available to a whole new generation