Monday, August 30, 2010

Orq. Cubana De Musica Moderna 1967 - Cuba

Orquesta Cubana De Musica Moderna
Vinly LP - 1967

"El Manisero"
Comp: Moises Simone

Comp: Rafael Somavilla

Beny Moré - Happy 89th Birthday!

16 años de edad
Bartolomé Maximiliano Moré Gutiérrez24 August 1919 – 19 February 1963
Happy 89th Birthday!
August 2010

Fiesta De Tambores
Clemente "Chicho" Piquero: bongoes

Repica Bongó
(Clemente "Chicho" Piquero: bongoes)

Dolor y Perdon
(Cuba Si, Yankee No!)

Arsenio Rodriguez - Happy 100th Birthday!

'Ignacio Arsenio Travieso Scull'
Born Gúira de Macurijes, Matanzas, Cuba.
August 30th 1911 - December
31st 1970 L.A., Calif.
Feliz cumpleaños! 100

"Rhapsodia Del Maravilloso"Arsenio
Rodriguez 1957

"Sobre El Arco Iris"
Arsenio Rodriguez 1955

"Guaguancó a Curaçao"
Arsenio Rodriguez

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Books: "Rumba Quinto" Vol.1 by David Peñalosa

"Rumba Quinto"
by David Peñalosa
Musician, educator and author David Peñalosa'
book in paperback is available on
Several pages are made available to browse,
including the Table Of Contents.

The often elusive concept/s and function of
"Cuban" Quinto thoroughly explained, including
profiles of several of the most prolific players
past and present and their contributions.
Includes rhythmic notations.

In memoriam: New Orleans -1,836 people dead

In memoriam 2005-2010
New Orleans: the death of a a great American city
and approximately 1,836 people that lost their lives.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Kevin Nathaniel plays Morty Sanders Shekeré

Barry Cox sent me this link to a video
posted on Youtube by Martin Cohen.
It's a video of percussionist 'Kevin Nathaniel' playing a
that my father made for him over 20 years ago.

It's somewhat beat up... net torn, missing beads
and looks like the top of the neck is cracked, but
it still sounds great.

Kevin Nathaniel plays
Morty Sanders' Shekeré

Saturday, August 14, 2010

In memoriam: Abbey Lincoln, Jazz singer and writer, dead at 80

Abbey Lincoln, died on Saturday in Manhattan.
She was 80 years old.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Arsenio Rodríguez - Cuban Classics Vol. XIII

"Cuban Classics Vol. XIII"
Arsenio Rodríguez, Chano Pozo, Estrellas Juveniles
A nice compilation released on CD, 2001.

Includes Arsenio doing a version of
"Tunas, Mayari, Guantanamo" that I have only
seen on this CD. (incorrectly titled: "Pimienta")
Though in short supply, this CD can still be found.

2. Tunas, Mayarí, Guantánamo
Vocal: Marcelino Guerra

Arsenio Rodríguez with one of his New York City bands.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

In memoriam: Murio Ricardo Gomez Santa Cruz Ribeiro

Ricardo Goméz Santa Cruz RibeiroJuly 26 1932, La Habana, Cuba
July 30 2010, La Habana, Cuba
*** Iba ayé ba yé t'orún ***

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Septeto Habanero "90 años" (2 CDs) 2010

"90 Años"
Septeto Habanero
2 CD's recorded in 2009, released 2010

Very tasty sessions, though I prefer the "earlier" band/s of the late 20's, 60's, '70's, '90's.
Gilberto Azcuy (de Rumbavana) as always, plays superb "tipico" trumpet, as well as Frank Padron's trumpet on several tracks.
(Thankfully without any American "Be-Bop derived Jazz licks" and no tumbadora in the band)
Ernesto Laza the resident bongocero and 12 year old Dayron Rodriguez Velazco plays bongó on one track and is not just another "serial roller".
Unfortunately Lp® is already trying to brainwash him with an "endorsement deal".
(the kid should be given either Matt Smith's, Jay Bereck's or Junior Tirado's or algo hecho en Erekusú)

1. "Sin Detenerser En Su Andar" (CD1)

13. "Elena La Cumbanchera"
Ernesto Laza: bongó solo

1. "El Orgullo De Los Soneros" (CD2)

6. "El Congo Dónde Está"

10. "Alerta A Los Bailadores"
Dayron Rodriguez Velazco: bongó solo

Video: 'Dayron Rodriguez Velazco' bongó
Gilberto Azcuy: trumpet