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The Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Un Gran Dia En El Barrio
CD (Sheridan Square/Atlantic 93135), Released 2002;
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Starting off with a relentless, slammin’ version of Tito Rodriguez’ killer “Mama Guela,” this beautiful project is a celebration of the Latin music and culture that developed in New York’s Spanish Harlem, and the choices of material included here are connected to that small geographic area that gave birth to so much talent. In doing so, these all-star players, and especially El Maestro, Oscar Hernández, pay loving tribute to salsa’s history and ancestry.
What can I say here, with vocalists like Frankie Vasquez, Hermán Olivera, Ray De La Paz and Jimmy Sabater, what can you expect? Perfection? Well damn close!
The new interpretation of the Willie Colón/Marty Sheller tune “La Banda,” made famous originally by Héctor Lavoe in the ‘70s, should be gilded and framed. And “Pa’ Gozar,” Mr. Hernández own original composition is simply on fire. Don’t touch that dial. Get up and dance.
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blub bleeb. Stop reading this and get your copy now.
Highly recommended. (BP, 2010-08-28)
Song titles include:
Mama Guela 3:33
Obsesion 5:32
Tambori 3:32
Aprende A Querer 4:18
La Musica Es Mi Vida 3:53
Llego La Banda 4:49
Pa Gozar 5:48
Somos Iguales 3:44
Guaguanco 4:09
Pueblo Latino 4:20
Musicians include:
Oscar Hernandez Piano/Musical director
Ruben Rodriguez Bass
Ray Vega Trumpet
Raul Agraz Trumpet
Jose Davila Trombone
Ozzie Melendez Trombone
Mitch Frohman Baritone sax
Chino Nunez Timbales
Bobby Allende Bongo
George Delgado Conga
Ray De La Paz Vocals
Frankie Vasquez Vocals
Herman Olivera Vocals
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa
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