Beyond Salsa Bass Vol.3 - Salsa, Songo & The Roots of Latin Jazz - Afro-Cuban & Latin Bass Instruction

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Thursday, 20 November 2014, 12:26 AM

Alfredo Rodriguez and Tiempo Libre Galleries

R.I.P. Carlos Emilio Morales

Alfredo Rodriguez and Tiempo Libre both gave exceptional performances in Chicago last weekend.  

For more about the Aflredo Rodriguez concert, click HERE

For more about the Tiempo Libre performance, click HERE

We lost an important figure in modern Cuban music recently with the passing of guitarist Carlos Emilio Morales, a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna and of Irakere.  The Instituto Cubano de la Música posted an excellent article about his life (in Spanish) on November 13 on their Facebook page, which you can visit here.  Rest in peace, Carlos, and thanks for all the great music that you left us. 

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Monday, 17 November 2014, 07:50 PM

The Greatest Concert of All Time Series Continues

Issac's Y2K - Paulito's Noche de Cristal

Highlights: Luz viajera vocal improv (both of them) (Y2K), Tirso's guest spot on No me mires (Y2K), Tomasito and Yoel's songo con efectos all through Noche de Cristal (autumn 98 I believe).

Seriously - Issac just KILLS it on Luz viajera - the best vocal improvising I've heard.

The fourth contender for the title - the amazing April 2000 Marina Hemingway show - is coming soon, but in the meantime, here's an honorable mention. This is from the same July 1997 Festival at which Charanga Habanera was suspended. All CH did was to perform their regular nightclub show, but Issac omitted the dance contest from Por qué paró. Compare the version here to this one. but the hottest Por qué paró (no video) is this one. And for a full comparison, there's also this one. Which do you like best and why? (please answer in the comments section)


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Sunday, 16 November 2014, 08:10 PM

Timba: The Movie

... and Tom's Mezcla photos, Pts. 1 & 2

Narrated by: James Earl Jones (he had a bad cold)
Directed by: Martin Scorsese (he was really drunk)

Actually, this is just another Beyond Salsa preview video but it runs 30 minutes and has a lot of "video within video" and history of Issac and timba in general.

                                            Pablo Menéndez and El Capitán (click for Pt. 1)

Ocatvio Rodríguez and José Hermida (click for Pt. 2)

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Friday, 14 November 2014, 11:37 PM

The Hottest Timba Concert of All Time?

If you have other nominations, add them to the comments section!

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