Papo Ortega presenteert zijn Son/Salsa Band, afkomstig uit de USA, met nieuwe en oude sones en guajiras uit Cuba.
In de beste traditie van het klassieke salsa-son repertoire van het SAR label (en soms ook Africando) is dit een prachtige, tijdloze old-school salsa CD met echte instrumenten, helder opgenomen (Tres, piano, trompetten...) een prachtige, warme SALSA cd.
An unexpected, all embracing, son-salsa release in the style of the best classic SAR recordings. In fact, most of the arrangements here are done by Manolo Albo, one of the originators (Along with Roberto Torres and Sergio Bofil) of the SAR dynasty. The brainchild of pianist-singer Leonel "Papo" Ortega, Cubanoson sports deep rich tres driven grooves (Junior Rivera) fronted by seasoned singers who know what they're doing: Ernest "Chico" Alvarez, another SAR star, and the legendary Ronnie Baro (Africando, SonSublime, Broadway, Barretto etc.) who here revives the classic "Monsieur Jose" — remember that from the recently reissued classic Sonido Solido?
"Papo" Ortega can spin a fine, inviting, montuno, and sports a just-right vocal timber to fit right in with his other first-line singers. Cubanoson has all the elements of the best old school dance material, and is earmarked to become a classic. With percussionist Luisito Quintero. bassist Willie Cintron, trumpeter and musical director Roberto Rodríguez and others who help to make this one a very special acquisition.
(review by Descarga)
This new recording brings a fresh interpretation to a highly danceable style of music known as the "Son". The Son originated in Cuba in the early part of the 1900's and was popularized by orchestras like Arsenio Rodríguez y Su Conjunto, La Orquesta Aragon, Sonora Matancera and José Fajardo y Su Orquesta. This musical style spread like wild fire throughout the world and gave birth to El Son Montuno, and along with El Punto Cubano, is the origins of what we now know as Salsa and Charanga. Here is proof of the Son's powerful influence on Latin music today. Take a wonderfully fresh and modern musical journey through the heart, soul and rhythms of Cuba. Bravo CubanoSon!
2. Monsieur Jose
3. Recordando A Cuba
4. En La Campiña
5. No Te Preocupes
6. Que Mala Suerte
7. Guajiro Soy
8. Son Bailadores
9. Mujeres De Mayari
10. Lagrimas Negras