Sunday, 30 August 2009

Irakere ”Chekeré Son (Expanded)”

Irakere

Chekeré Son (Expanded)”
( Reissue by Vampisoul Records, 2005 )
Catalog # V-2003 R-2008

Tracklisting:
1.Chekeré Son [6:54]
2.38 1-2 [5:15]
3.En Nosotros [4:26]
4.Juana 1600
5.Moja El Pan [3:54]
6.Este Camino Largo [6:49]
7.Iya [5:37]
8.Xiomara [5:35]
9.Ayer Te Conoci [5:50]
10.Anung Anunga [6:05]
11.Baila Mi Ritmo [5:51]
12.Ciento Anos de Juventud [7:48]
13.Claudia [10:01]
14.Por Romper El Coco [4:56]
15.Chekeré Son (1981 Version) [9:35]

Personnel & Credits:
Bass, Guitar Bass, Tuba – Carlos Del Puerto
Cuban Percussion, Voice – Armando Cuervo
Drums – Enrique Plá
Piano, Keyboard, Organ, Bass – Chucho Valdés
Producer – Tadao Tokoro
Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute – Carlos Averhoff
Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute – Paquito D’Rivera
Trumpet, Valve Trombone, Percussion – Arturo Sandoval , Jorge Varona
Tumbadora, Batá Drums, Paila, Bongo, Percussion, Vocals – Oscar Valdés
Tumbadora, Batá Drums, Percussion – Jorge Alfonso

Notes:
Executive Producer – Shoo Kaneko
Recorded at EGREM Studio in Havana, Cuba (May 25-June 1, 1979)
Engineers – Sakae Sekine Antonio Lopez
Remixed by Sakae Sekine at Victor Studio, Tokoyo, Japan
Photography – Robert Salas
Design – Hiron (Mizuno Design House)
Original LP on JVC Records (1979) & Milestone Records (1981)
Catalog#M-9103
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
Released:1981

Biography:
Many of the top Cuban jazz musicians have played in Irakere during the past several decades, including altoist Paquito D’Rivera and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (before both individually defected). Pianist Chucho Valdes has been the orchestra’s longtime leader, and its music ranges from Latin jazz and bop to Cuban folk melodies, with an emphasis on infectious rhythms and advanced improvisations. Several of Irakere’s records have been made available domestically (including sets for Columbia and Jazz House), but the exciting band was not able to visit the United States until 1996. The album Toda Cuba Baila con Irakere followed two years later.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

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