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Fotos: Tom Ehrlich : 2016 Chicago Jazz Fes...
Giras: Havana D'Primera
Giras: Calle Real
Reportes: Report From Chicago
Giras: Maykel Blanco y Salsa Mayor
Giras: Gente D' Zona
Reportes: From The St... : Cubadisco 2...
Resenas: Sin Escala - (Unicornio) Releas...
Resenas: La Salsa TIene Mi Son - (Bis Mu...
Giras: Revé, Orquesta
Giras: Wil Campa & La Gran Unión
Giras: Los 4
Giras: Emilio Frias "El Niño" y La Ve...
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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.