Sunday, December 20, 2009

In memoriam: Alberto Cruz Torres "Pancho El Bravo" 1928-2009 Cuba

Alberto Cruz Torres
"Pancho El Bravo"
Pinar del Rio, Cuba 1928, - Cuba Dec. 2009
R.I.P. - Ibayé bayé tonu
Quimeras y paradojas de un gran músico


"Besitos a La Francesa"

"Obreros Somos"



El difunto "Pancho El Bravo"; flauta
video

"Orquesta Pancho El Bravo"
Areito vinyl 7' EP cover.
1969

Julio Valdés and Cheo Junco on vocals.
El difunto "Pancho El Bravo" on flute.
Piano: Richard Egües
First Violin: Miguel Barbón Brindis a.k.a."El Niño Prodigio"

6. Union cienfueguera - Dejame pensar

7. Almendra - Amor Dormido

8. El Cadete Constitucional - Tan Solo

10. Chirimoya - Repitelo


Rosendo Rosell and Julio Valdés
An excellent review of these recordings as well as of the band and the musicians was written May 31, 2000, by the respected Cuban music historian, Señor 'Luis De Quesada' almost nine years ago...you can read it it Here.

"De Nuevo"
Vinyl LP on Maype

"Guayaba...Ahora Si"
Julio Valdés: Vocal.
Vinyl LP

'Pancho El Bravo' "Los ineditos'en vivo"
Mid 1960's & early 1970's
Excellent sound quality.
2. "Para gusto se han hecho los colores"

12. "Baila Kimbongolo"


"Charanga Tipica"
Pancho El Bravo
A CD on the 'Montmartre' label.
All 15 tracks taken from other vinyl LP's poorly transferred from vinyl to CD,
but swinging.
60's and '70's Pancho El Bravo.

"La Charanga Que Entro En Orbita"
Pancho el Bravo
1990 Egrem/Areito vinyl LP

"Bótate Na' Ma'"
Pancho el Bravo y sus Candelas del Tira Tira
1949-1960-1961
Nicely remastered reissues on a Caney CD

2 comments:

Merryl Ines said...

disk Danzones Cha Rosendo Rosell: also add Miguel Barbon Brindis "El Nino prodigio" --> First Violin
Richard Egues --> Piano
Information got from Daniel Cuxac!

Fidels Eyeglasses said...

Merci beaucoup Merryl Ines for the information.

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