Monday, June 28, 2010
A nicely boxed set of three CD's released in 2004 on the 'Suave' label.
I bought this from a company based in Canada.
(very reasonably priced at $7.99 including shipping to the U.S.)
What makes this box set very nice is that Emmanuel Katty who put these together, remastered and reissued two LP's by Mario Patterson and his Orq. with Ibrahim Ferrer singing on five tracks (CD 2) that before this, had only been available if you owned the LP's.
Originally from Mario Patterson's Egrem 1960 and 1961 LP's.
Also included are two LP's by Orq. Chepin , remastered, with Ibrahim Ferrer singing on four tracks (CD 1).
Originally from two Egrem LP's.
And on CD 3, a collection of Beny Moré which can commonly still be found.
(though someone made a mistake... track # 18 "is not Beny Moré", it's Tito Puente's Orq.)
The design of the 14 page booklet included inside this three CD box set is very nice, in both English and French and was done by Ludovic Jaffrenou & Ludovic Peltier, who also included several nice photographs.
Both Orchestras of Electo "Chepin" Rosell and Mario Patterson were from Santiago, De Cuba and have a very swinging and typically "Eastern" sound, as did Mariano Merceron's Orq.