Música tropical de Cuba y Francia - Rubén Paz y Chéverefusión

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Type Artist Product Date Author
CD Roman Filiu Musaesmall Musae - (Dafnison Music) Released 2012.09.04

Roman Filiu is part of the colony of cutting-edge Cuban Jazz artists who settled in New York. This straight-ahead Jazz project won the prize for Jazz in Cubadisco 2013.

05/23/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Carlos Miyares Miyaressmall Chucho Valdés presenta a Carlos Miyares - (BIS) Released 2012

Nominated for a Cubadisco for Cuban Jazz in 2013, this recording is deep and beautiful. Saxophonist Carlos Miyares' style has been described as post-Coltrane by some reviewers.

05/13/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Klimax Todoestabiensmall Todo está bien - (Colibri) Released 2012

Nominated for a Cubadisco award in the Popular Dance Music category in 2013. In a different year when it would not have been competing with Pasaporte, it might have had an excellent chance of winning, musically speaking.

05/01/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Cuban Salsa All Stars Tumbabailasmall Tumbao pal bailador - (Cubamusic) Released 2012

A "Cuban Salsa All Star" project with a massive cast of musicians including Betty y su Proyecto Tiempo, Lesmer Solenzar, Laritza Bacallao, Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor, Alexander Abreu, Manolito Simonet y su Trabuco, El Indio, Tania Pantoja and Pedrito Calvo.

05/10/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Alfredo Chacon Magicplacecoversmall Magic Place - (Independent Release) Released 2011

Fans of Weather Report and Grupo Afrocuba will enjoy this eclectic recording, which was nominated for a Cubadisco award in Jazz in 2013. Although Alfredo Chacon is a vibraphonist, this is more than just a vibraphone album.

05/22/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Timbalive Timbalivecdsmall La Timba pa' to' el Mundo - (Latin Power Enterprises) Released 2011

This recording was nominated for a Cubadisco award in 2012 in the Popular Dance Music category, a rare distinction for a dance band based in the United States.

12/06/2011 Bill Tilford
CD Manuel Valera Nce_coversmall New Cuban Express - (Mavo Records) Released 2012

This album was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Latin Jazz category in 2012 and is one of the most exciting and inventive recordings of Latin Jazz in many years.

06/03/2012 Bill Tilford
CD Chucho Valdés Border-freecoversmall Border-Free - (Jazz Village) Released 2013.07.09

The back story to the cover art started some interesting conversations within the Latin Jazz community, but nobody can reasonably deny that Chucho's new release is musically intense. Released in Cuba under Colibrí label with the title Sin Fronteras, this was nominated for a GRAMMY (Latin Jazz) and a Cubadisco (Jazz Cubano)

05/27/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Septeto Santiaguero Septsantsmall Vamos pa' la fiesta - (Picap) Released 2012

This recording by one of Cuba's best son bands features an impressive international collection of guest singers and was awarded a Cubadisco award in Traditional Tropical Music in 2013.

05/19/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Havana d'Primera Pasaportewebfront3small Pasaporte - (Colibri) Released 2012

Winner of the Cubadisco award for Popular Dance Music in 2013, Pasaporte is Timba (or Cuban Salsa if you prefer) at its very best.

05/19/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Concha Buika Buika_lanoche__coversmall La Noche Más Larga - (Warner Music Latina) Released 2013.06.04

Buika continues her streak of emotionally powerful recordings with a cast that includes Cuban musicians Alaín Pérez, Iván Melón Lewis and Pedrito Martinez.

05/31/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Harold López-Nussa Nussa3small El País de las Maravillas - (World Village) Released 2011

Harold López-Nussa may not be as famous as uncle Érnan yet, but if he keeps putting out recordings like his one, that will change in time.

03/11/2011 Bill Tilford
CD Buena Fe Dial-timbassmall Dial - (Blue Night Entertainment) Released 2013.02.18

"Dial", Buena Fe’s eighth studio CD, is a tribute to the 90th anniversary of Cuban Radio, which took place in 2012. It is also is an experimental project that goes in search of fresh sounds, marking a new phase in the band’s artistic development.

04/02/2013 Michelle White
CD Marlow Rosado Marlowwebsmall Retro - (Pink Chaos) Released 2012

A tribute to the North American Salsa of the 70's that was played by groups like Eddie Palmieri's band, Retro won the GRAMMY for Best Tropical Latin Album in 2013.

08/11/2012 Bill Tilford
CD Pacific Mambo Orchestra Pacificmamboorchestra-1small Pacific Mambo Orchestra - (Independent Release) Released 2012

Well-done big band Mambo from a rising band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Firmly based in tradition but with some modern touches as well.

09/09/2012 Bill Tilford
CD Alfredo De La Fe Sinlimitessmall Sin Limites - (No Borders Entertainment) Released 2013.04.29

Alfredo de la Fe's new collaborative release with Rodry-Go mixes Charanga with multiple other styles and manages for the most part to do so successfully.

08/25/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Tiempo Libre Tiempo_libre_cv_final_480small My Secret Radio - (Sony Masterworks) Released 2011

Tiempo Libre returns to its dance music roots with a mixture of Timba and some of the North American Soul, Jazz and other dance music styles that the members listened to while still living on the island.

06/02/2012 Bill Tilford
CD Los Van Van La_maquinaria___los_van_van La Maquinaria - (EGREM) Released 2011

A combination of new takes on older Los Van Van songs and some new material, this recording was nominated for a Latin GRAMMY in 2012.

11/19/2012 Bill Tilford
CD Rumbankete Rumbanketesmall Que No Pare La Fiesta - (Independent Release) Released 2011

Shhh, don't tell anybody, but this "Progressive Salsa" band in LA plays some very good Songo and Timba too. We wouldn't want some of the "I don't like Timba" people currently dancing to this to freak out...

10/16/2011 Bill Tilford
CD Charanga Habanera Charangalight2_100 Charanga Light 2 - (Blue Night Entertainment) Released 2013.05.15

The album shows that musicians in Cuba can perform other styles quite effectively and regular fans of CH should not despair.

06/06/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Tito Puente Quatrosmall Quatro: The Definitive Collection - (Sony Music Latin) Released 2012

Tito Puente, while not Cuban himself, always made it perfectly clear that the music that he played was of Cuban origins. This 5-CD retrospective includes some of the best of his more Jazz-oriented work along with some of his greatest dance hits.

06/16/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Angel d'Cuba Angelcdweb Heritage - (Independent Release) Released 2012.03.28

Angel d'Cuba sang with a few groups including Mezcla back in Cuba. This is his debut solo album in the United States featuring mostly his own compositions and an eclectic variety of styles including a Funk Mozambique version of Can't Hide Love.

03/25/2012 Bill Tilford
CD Omar Sosa Covereggunwebsmall Eggun - (OTA Records) Released 2013.02.01

An ingenious Afro-Cuban tribute to, but NOT a cover of, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue. Miles was here, but this recording is very much Omar's.

03/02/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Sierra Maestra Sonandoyajpegsmall Sonando Ya - (World Village) Released 2010

This recording by one of Cuba's most prominent Son bands was nominated for a Latin GRAMMY in 2010 and includes a nice mix of different tempos.

01/12/2012 Bill Tilford
CD Azucar Negra Azucarnegra Andar Andando - (Bis Music) - Released 2000

With the release of “Andar Andando”, Azucar Negra has produced a timba classic for the new millennium. The dynamic duo of writer-arranger, Leonel Limonta and vocalist Haila Mompie (both founders of another powerhouse group, Bamboleo), have come up with a delicious blend of rhythms that will grab hold of both dancer and listener alike...

01/15/2001 Carlos Suarez
CD Mayito Rivera Mayitoalmadesonerocover_100 Alma de sonero - (Connector Records) Released 11/06/2013

Mayito’s familiar voice is the perfect vehicle to introduce a new generation
of casino dancers to the joys of son. Highly recommended!

08/11/2013 Michelle White
CD Cubana All Stars Cubana_all_starssmall A Dream Come True - (Viva Combo Music) Released 2012

A massive (40 musicians) all-star project recorded in Havana with alternate takes of various modern Cuban dance hits.

12/19/2012 Bill Tilford
CD Manuel Valera Mv_ncx_expectativassmall Expectativas - (Mavo Records) Released 2013.09.03

This is the second album by Manuel Valera's New Cuban Express (the first was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Latin Jazz category and a Cubadisco in the Jazz Cubano category), and it is every bit as powerful and moving as the first. It has currently been nominated for a Cubadisco (Jazz Cubano)

08/25/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Orquesta el Macabeo Lluviaconsolsmall Lluvia Con Sol - (Discos de Hoy) Released 2013.06.07

(Reviewed for our "Nuestros Primos Musicales" section) One of Puerto Rico's most innovative young Salsa bands returns with new targets and solid music.

08/25/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Nabori Naborismall De Nuevo En El Solar - (Salsaneo Records) Released 2013.09.19

(Reviewed for our "Nuestros Primos Musicales" section). This is the second CD by Nabori, a rising "Salsa Brava" band in the Midwestern US. Many of its members are "on-call" when touring acts visit the region and need musicians.

08/25/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Brian Andres Sf-cd-cover-300small San Francisco - (Bacalao Records) Released 2013

The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel returns with a new release that represents some of the best of the California school of Latin Jazz.

08/25/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Yosvany Terry Todaysopinionwebsmall Today's Opinion - (Criss Cross) Released 2012

Today's Opinion by Yosvany Terry won the Cubadisco award in 2013 for Jazz Cubano. Yosvany is a key figure in the colony of cutting-edge Cuban Jazz artists now based in New York.

05/20/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Roberto Fonseca Roberto-fonseca-yosmall Yo - (Jazz Village) Released 2012

This recording won the Cubadisco 2013 awards for Fusion and Recording (an engineering award), and it contains a potent mix of multiple genres.

05/23/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Leslie Cartaya Lesliecartaya No Pares - (Independent Release) Released 2012.12.05

"No Pares" is Leslie Cartaya's debut solo project. Many listeners know of her work with Miami's Afro-Cuban Funk band Palo!; her solo project features her in a wide range of styles and genres from the traditional to the now. This has been nominated for the Best New Artist Category in the 14th Latin GRAMMY Awards

03/05/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Timbalive Conlamusicathumb Con La Música Cubana NO! - (Latin Power Enterprises) Released 2013.10.19

Timbalive keeps getting better and better - their new release, Con La Música Cubana NO! is the best of their three albums to date. Solid Timba with touches of Rumba (in a tribute to Irakere) round out the recording.

10/13/2013 Bill TIlford
CD Chuchito Valdés & Eddy Navia Chuchitovaldesyeddynaviathumb Carnaval En Piano Charango - (Sukay/Pachamama) Released 2013.05.27

This is an innovative blending of Chuchito's Afro-Cuban and Jazz background with Eddy Navia's background in Andean folkloric music. The strongest ingredients in the mix are Andean, but the Cuban influences are unmistakable, and the final result is beautiful.

10/16/2013 Bill TIlford
CD Chuchito Valdés Grandpianolivethumb Grand Piano Live - (Music Roots Records) 2013.05.01

This recording, which has been nominated in the Latin Jazz category for the 14th Annual GRAMMY Awards, is the result of a live solo performance of Chuchito at the Steinway at the 2012 Indy Jazz Fest in September 2012.

10/16/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Harold López-Nussa Harold_lopez_nussa_new_day_small New Day - (Jazz Village) - Released 2013.10.08

Harold López-Nussa's newest album, New Day, brings more beautiful songwriting and virtuosic performing from this rising young member of the illustrious López-Nussa family.

11/06/2013 Bill TIlford
CD Appalatin Appalatinsmall Waterside (Self-Produced) - Released 2013.05.31

Appalatin's "Waterside" is an unusual and pleasant blend of Andean, Appalachian, "Roots" music, Cumbia, Caribbean - think of a Western-Hemisphere acoustic jam session where nobody asked you where you were from or what that instrument you were carrying is called.

11/06/2013 Bill Tilford
CD Jorge Luis Torres Ancestral Ancestral - (Iroko) Released 2013

This new Latin Jazz project by Toronto-based Cuban percussionist Jorge Luis Torres "Papiosco" will especially appeal to percussionists and fans of other groups like Bongo-Logic and Shades of Jade that make extensive use of violin and flute in their Jazz arrangements.

01/06/2014 Bill Tilford