Oro de Cuba

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All Music Guide - Evan C. Gutierrez
With all the big-band flair and drama of the Tropicana Club of Havana's yesteryear, the Orquesta Todos Estrellas have struck gold. Oro de Cuba captures the mystery and wonder of the Cuban music that first captured the world's heart in the '50s. With an enormous, thundering horn section, a handful of percussionists, and some time-tested soneros, the Orquesta have all the pieces in place to do nostalgia de Cuba like no other group today. With musical direction from Michael Patterson and Adolfo Pichardo, the former with ample Broadway and theater experience, the latter with his roots deep in the Latin folkloric tradition, the experience of Oro de Cuba is the meeting of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Evan C. Gutierrez
With all the big-band flair and drama of the Tropicana Club of Havana's yesteryear, the Orquesta Todos Estrellas have struck gold. Oro de Cuba captures the mystery and wonder of the Cuban music that first captured the world's heart in the '50s. With an enormous, thundering horn section, a handful of percussionists, and some time-tested soneros, the Orquesta have all the pieces in place to do nostalgia de Cuba like no other group today. With musical direction from Michael Patterson and Adolfo Pichardo, the former with ample Broadway and theater experience, the latter with his roots deep in the Latin folkloric tradition, the experience of Oro de Cuba is the meeting of two worlds. Combining the bright lights of the stage show with street musicians from the barrios was magical 60 years ago when it was pioneered, and the same aesthetic works today. Featuring some of the golden age's musicians, like vocalist Ibrahim Ferrer and percussionist Amadito Valdés, some of the key players have even remained the same from the style's creation to it's re-creation. Through the eyes of Oro de Cuba, it's easy to see how the world's love affair with Cuba began.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2002
  • Label: Egrem Music Cuba
  • UPC: 076715728928
  • Catalog Number: 289

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Orquesta Todos Estrellas Primary Artist
Carlos Averhoff Tenor Saxophone
Pedro Hernandez Tambores Bata
Adolfo Pichardo Mezcla
Jorge Rodriguez Dirigida
Manuel "El Guajiro" Mirabal Trumpet
Javier Zalba Baritone Saxophone
Efrain Rios Tres
Roberto García Bongos, Claves
Yosvany Terry Alto Saxophone
Rolando Baró Piano
Ibrahim Ferrer Coros
Ricardo Pérez Piano
Antonio Leal Trombone
Alejandro Pichardo Trumpet
Amadito Valdés Maracas, Timbales, Chequere
Hernan Cortes Tumba, Guiro
Ignacio "Masacote" Carrillo Coros
Teresa Garcia Caturla Coros
Enriqueta Almanza Piano
Ramón Alón Mezcla
Marina Sánchez Coros
Jesús "Aguaje" Ramos Trombone
Technical Credits
Caridad Cuervo Contributor
Pío Leyva Contributor
Omara Portuondo Contributor
Merceditas Valdés Contributor
Celeste Mendoza Contributor
Caridad Hierrezuelo Contributor
Adolfo Pichardo Musical Director, Direction
Jorge Rodriguez Producer, Liner Notes
Aleida Espinosa Executive Producer
Rolando Baró Orchestration
Ricardo Pérez Orchestration
Manuel "Puntillita" Licea Contributor
Ela Calvo Contributor
Enriqueta Almanza Orchestration
Ramón Alón Engineering
Sonia McCormack Director
Michael Patterson Director, Musical Director
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