Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros "Chocolate Aqui" 1st LP in N.Y.C. 1974

"Chocolate Aqui"Vinyl LP on the Carib label

This is Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros first LP as a leader.
Recorded in N.Y.C. in 1974.
This vinyl LP is long out of print.
There was a CD reissue back in 1995, but is was done by a small company in N.Y.C., not many were available, now the CD reissue is practically impossible to find.

Chocolate chose fellow Cuban musicians:
'Marcelino "Rapindey" Guerra' & 'Justo Bentancourt': cantantes (vocals)
'Javier Vazquez': Piano
This for me, is his best LP, he's with friends and his playing is relaxed.
On #10 "Harlem Latin Compas", Abakúa is spoken over the drum solo.

3. Al Compas Del Guaguanco
6. A Pasear En Coche
9. El Tiempo Te Lo Dira
10. Harlem Latin Compas

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Chocolate's trumpet playing is absolutely sweet. Every note is crystal clear on this LP. The band grooves along effortlessly.

Thanks Mark.