Master Sessions, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Evan C. Gutierrez
Cachao's Master Sessions, Vol. 1 could not be more aptly named. There has not been a bass player to date who has done more to develop and refine the instrument's role or to better demonstrate its power and importance than Israel "Cachao" Lopez. Several of the selections on the collection originate from the Descarga sessions, in which Cachao de-emphasizes the role of the piano as the primary comping instrument in Cuban music, and effortlessly rocks the entire band with his thunderous tumbao. There is a slant toward danzon and son styles on this collection, which gives the record a very refined, almost stately feel. The first track, "Al Fin Te Vei," a clarinet and bass ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Evan C. Gutierrez
Cachao's Master Sessions, Vol. 1 could not be more aptly named. There has not been a bass player to date who has done more to develop and refine the instrument's role or to better demonstrate its power and importance than Israel "Cachao" Lopez. Several of the selections on the collection originate from the Descarga sessions, in which Cachao de-emphasizes the role of the piano as the primary comping instrument in Cuban music, and effortlessly rocks the entire band with his thunderous tumbao. There is a slant toward danzon and son styles on this collection, which gives the record a very refined, almost stately feel. The first track, "Al Fin Te Vei," a clarinet and bass duo in danzon, is performed with such skill, grace, and class as to be fit for kings. Cachao does not, of course, ignore the beautiful folkloric traditions of his country. "Lindo Yambu," a creeping rhumba that moves into a carefree mambo, is performed with equal reverence and class. The fidelity of the recordings is amazing, a crystal-clear sonic treat. Cachao takes the listener on a tour of the sights and sounds of his homeland like no one else could. From the conservatories and recital halls to the cigar shops and street parties, Cachao brings his listener inside to encounter the diverse and mysterious character of Cuban music. Lindisimo.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972421025
  • Catalog Number: 724210
  • Sales rank: 39,464

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cachao Primary Artist, Bass, Conductor, Background Vocals
Justo Almario Tenor Saxophone
Paquito d'Rivera Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Nestor Torres Flute
Bill Summers Background Vocals, Claves
Rolando Laserie Background Vocals
Murray Adler Violin
Francisco Aguabella Conga, Background Vocals, Chekere, Quinto
Chocolate Armenteros Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Rafael "Felo" Barrio Guitar, Maracas, Marimbas, Background Vocals, Guiro
Bette Byers Violin
Russ Cantor Violin, Concert Master
Richie Flores Conga, Quinto
Lazaro Galarraga Bass Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals, Chekere, Bombo, Coro
Andy García Stick, Background Vocals, Coro, Rainstick, Jawbone
Felizidad Gongora Background Vocals, Coro
Humberto "Nengue" Hernandez Bongos, Conga, Drums, Background Vocals, Bells, Claves, Chekere, cowbell
Juanito Marquez Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Jorge Moraga Violin
Cecilia Noel Background Vocals, Coro
Harry Scorzo Violin
David Shamban Cello
Orestes Vilató Bongos, Timbales, Background Vocals, Bells, cowbell
Dan Weinstein Violin
Jimmy Bosch Trombone
Marilyn Graham Violin
Ezra Kliger Violin
Joe Drago Background Vocals
Nelson Gonzalez Guitar, Background Vocals, Claves
Iris Ibarcena Background Vocals
Jan Kelly Cello
Nelson Requeira Marquez Background Vocals, Coro
Richard Regueira Marquez Drums, Maracas, Marimbas, Background Vocals, Snare Drums, Coro
William Marquez Background Vocals
Carlos Montiel Background Vocals
Daniel Palacio Vocals, Background Vocals
Alfredito Valdez Jr. Piano
Tony Rosa Conga, Drums, Bass Drums, Background Vocals, Chekere
Technical Credits
Cachao Arranger, Director
Paquito d'Rivera Arranger
Emilio Estefan Jr. Producer, Executive Producer
Andy García Poetry, Producer, Liner Notes
Bill Leonard Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Juanito Marquez Arranger
Art Rodriguez Artwork
Marcelo Añez Engineer
Jan Kelly Contributor
Sebastián Krys Engineer
Rick Raponi Engineer
Ron Taylor Engineer
Nancy Donald Art Direction
Dr. Cristobal Diaz Ayala Liner Notes
Eric Schilling Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    I you like the Musica Cubana Original... this are the Cds. Have one of the VoL and remember the originals...

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