Sunday, March 06, 2005

En el Callejon

Patato teamed with Totico for the esteemed Afro-Cuban rumba workout Patato And Totico '67 on Verve (reissued on Mediterraneo '92), including tres guitar maestro Arsenio Rodríguez, legendary bassist Israel 'Cachao' López, singers, percussionists and composers Papaíto and Virgilio Marti (d '95); also on Verve, he sessioned on Chico O'Farrill's Married Well '67 and Miguelito Valdés's Inolvidables '67, the latter arranged and conducted by O'Farrill, including Machito, Graciela, Victor Paz. Sessioned on Cachao's revered cult LPs Cachao y su Descarga '77 Vol. 1 '76 and Dos, Vol. 2 '77 on Salsoul and important all-star charanga gathering Super Típica de Estrellas '76 on All-Art (reissued on WS Latino '95) directed by Don Gonzalo Fernández.

Ho scaricato More than mambo, una compilona di jazz latino. En el Callejon è un pezzone tra boogaloo, jazz latino e salsa. Il resto della compila è pieno del solito sound buonista di Cal T Jader.