Indice - Table of contents
Giras: Pupy y Los Que Son Son
Giras: Maykel Blanco y Salsa Mayor
Grupos: Klímax : Fiesta del Tambor 201...
Resenas: Tribute to Irakere [Live in Mar...
Reportes: From The St... : Cubadisco 2...
Giras: Revé, Orquesta
Giras: Adalberto Álvarez
Giras: Manolito y Su Trabuco
Giras: Emilio Frias "El Niño" y La Ve...
Giras: Van Van, Los
Giras: Azúcar Negra
Giras: Paulito F.G.
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History and Discography of Irakere - 1983 - Calzada de cerro
Areíto LD-4053 -- La colección Volume VII
12 y 23 is a nice, but tame dance track and Calzada de Cerro, in spite of its very Cuban-sounding title, sounds like a warmed over version of Clare Fisher's over-played Latin jazz lounge standard Morning. But just when one's timba-centric attention span starts to run out, along comes El tata, (source - Vol. VII is currently unavailable), discussed in the previous section, to remind us how deeply indebted timba is to Irakere. It's a very satisfying fusion of batá and the type of Irakere dance groove that most directly pre-dates NG and the other timba bands of the 90s.
The album ends with a trio of tracks based on Arsenio Rodríguez compositions, a jazz ballad based on La vida es un sueño, an abstract solo piano version of Dile a Catalina, and a remake of the 1981 Catalina arrangement, but without the piano intro and with different soloists.