Tag Archives: Cuban

Roberto Fonseca – ABUC (Impulse!)

Great Cuban music from a fine pianist, composer, producer & Grammy winner; some big band, some great vocals, orchestral pieces, & lots of great percussion, basically sampling the breadth of Cuban music (read the title backwards). Includes several notable guests.  

Tiempo Libre – Panamericano (Universal)

Exhilarating blend of Latin tunes from this thrice Grammy-nominated band of seven Miami-based Cuban musicians who like to get together during their “free time” (Tiempo Libre). Good stuff.

Chucho Valdes – Tribute to Irakere: Live in Marciac (Jazz Village)

At age 74, this former leader of the legendary Cuban jazz band Irakere has reinvented the old repertoire and presents the fresh versions live in Southern France with a new generation of top musicians. Nice recording of great Cuban music!

Ola Fresca – Elixer (Pipiki)

Eight-piece Brooklyn-based band dedicated to controlling the dance floor with no-nonsense, trombone driven salsa, timba, Cuban son & funk. Led by Cuban-American singer-songwriter Jose Conte.