Charanga Chango
Category: Cha Cha Chá / Charanga / Pachanga / Danzón, Salsa, Audiophile FLAC Availability, Latin Jazz
Released: December 12, 2012
Length: 47min
$9.99 MP3/320, FLAC
Original Release Date: 2006
Available as quality mp3/320 or audiophile FLAC format.
EDITORIAL:
Salsa, charanga and some spoken word poetry from bandleader and percussionist Bobby Matos, who is known for his high caliber latin jazz projects. This project boasts Larry Harlow as special guest artist. A few of these tracks I recognize, and have appeared on some previous Matos' works, like "Kimbisia" (which was on the now out-of-print Footprints album), so all of the tracks may not be entirely new. A few appeared on his previous release Acknowledgement. Some are revamped and updated, like the tribute "Poem for Cachao." But some are most definitely new, like the opening number "Nadie Baila Como Yo" and "Mi Alma Latina" Parts I and II, all featuring verteran salsero Larry Harlow on piano - and they rock. Also includes a bonus boogaloo single from 1969 entitled "Return to Spanish Harlem."
Recommended. - elW
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Kimbisia (5:18)
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Made By Hand
Acknowledgement
Gratitude
Unity
Beautiful As The Moon
Mambo Jazz Dance
Beautiful As The Moon
Mambo Jazz Dance
Made By Hand
Acknowledgement
Gratitude
Unity