Descarga en California

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All Music Guide - Evan C. Gutierrez
Descarga en California offers the best of both worlds. The music is familiar, like home, and yet the performances are so daring that one can't help but feel that they are hearing compana for the first time. Though the disc is noticeably void of piano solos, which seems strange at first, Rebeca Mauleón certainly makes her presence known. She has a swing and grace to her style that is unmistakable, the spine of the band. Percussionists Armando Peraza, Orestes Vilato, and Giovanni Hidalgo supply more than enough mind-bending, time-shifting solo phrases to make up for the lack of showing off on the part of the band leader. With an unmistakably West Coast taste for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Evan C. Gutierrez
Descarga en California offers the best of both worlds. The music is familiar, like home, and yet the performances are so daring that one can't help but feel that they are hearing compana for the first time. Though the disc is noticeably void of piano solos, which seems strange at first, Rebeca Mauleón certainly makes her presence known. She has a swing and grace to her style that is unmistakable, the spine of the band. Percussionists Armando Peraza, Orestes Vilato, and Giovanni Hidalgo supply more than enough mind-bending, time-shifting solo phrases to make up for the lack of showing off on the part of the band leader. With an unmistakably West Coast taste for backbeat, the priority of every tune is the pocket, an unwavering groove, cut deep by Cuban drummer Jimmy Branley. Every single tune twists and winds its way to top-of-the-lungs coro-shouting intensity before fading out, in true descarga style. The arrangements are smart and tasty, with the confident touch of an artist who has nothing to prove, just wanting to make truly good music. The soloists, on the other hand, play with reckless abandon, like they have nothing to lose. It is exactly Mauleón's ability to find this balance that distinguishes her as one of the hippest bandleaders in Latin music today. Latin music fans can only hope that there's alot more where Descarga en California came from.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2006
  • Label: Cd Baby
  • UPC: 824536075727
  • Catalog Number: 5637444275
  • Sales rank: 125,359

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 El Manisero (7:37)
  2. 2 Bongocero (5:07)
  3. 3 Siboney (5:03)
  4. 4 Suena Tu Timbal (5:58)
  5. 5 Cepeda Forever (4:55)
  6. 6 Wolenche (4:37)
  7. 7 Serenata Rítmica (7:52)
  8. 8 Califas (9:13)
  9. 9 Songo-Changüí (5:28)
  10. 10 Peruchineando (7:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rebeca Mauleón Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals, Musical Direction
Armando Peraza Bongos, Guest Appearance
Giovanni Hidalgo Percussion, Conga, Bata
Humberto "Nengue" Hernandez Vocals, Spoken Word, Guest Appearance
Orestes Vilató Percussion, Bongos, Timbales
Francisco Torres Trombone, Guest Appearance
Felix Reinoso Background Vocals
Jesús Diaz Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
George Balmaseda Vocals
Rene Camacho Bass, Bass Guitar, Guest Appearance
Grecco Buratto Guitar, Guest Appearance
Jimmy Branly Drums, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Ernesto Lecuona Composer
Noro Morales Composer
Armando Peraza Composer
Eric Holland Engineer
Rebeca Mauleón Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Kurt Schlegel Engineer
Jimmy Branly Engineer, Mastering
Orlando Cepeda Composer
Manolo Santana Audio Production
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