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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In Irakere's earlier days, this premiere Cuban group often had to disguise the fact that they were playing imperalistic music from the West i.e. jazz. Maybe now the masquerade is no longer necessary for the music on this definitive CD would never be mistaken for anything else. Heavily influenced both by Dizzy Gillespie and the rhythms of Cuba and South America, the 11-piece group is in top form interpreting the compositions of its pianist/leader Chuco Valdes who has a memorable workout on "Mr. Bruce". Five of the six selections are primaily features for individual players. Throughout this memorable set, the ensemble work is clean and loose, the percussionists keep the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In Irakere's earlier days, this premiere Cuban group often had to disguise the fact that they were playing imperalistic music from the West i.e. jazz. Maybe now the masquerade is no longer necessary for the music on this definitive CD would never be mistaken for anything else. Heavily influenced both by Dizzy Gillespie and the rhythms of Cuba and South America, the 11-piece group is in top form interpreting the compositions of its pianist/leader Chuco Valdes who has a memorable workout on "Mr. Bruce". Five of the six selections are primaily features for individual players. Throughout this memorable set, the ensemble work is clean and loose, the percussionists keep the proceedings fiery and the soloists are excellent.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/1993
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 077778059820
  • Catalog Number: 80598

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Irakere Primary Artist
Chucho Valdés Piano
Carlos Averhoff Tenor Saxophone
Carlos Morales Guitar
Enrique Pla Percussion, Drums
Oscar Valdés Percussion, Vocals
Carlos del Puerto Bass
Miguel "Angá" Diaz Conga
Cesar Lopez Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Juan Monguia Trumpet
Adalberto Moreno Trumpet
Orlando "Maraca" Valle Flute, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Chucho Valdés Arranger, Director
Adalberto Hernandez Engineer
Pete King Producer
Chris Lewis Producer
Patrick Roques Art Direction
Ray Staff Mastering
Antonio Benitez Engineer
Jack Massarik Liner Notes
Pablo Yglesias Paintings
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