Putumayo Presents: Cafe Cubano

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Moving along their trail of café music from around the world, Putumayo put together a compilation of relaxed, sentimental Cuban music that packs a pretty serious punch. There are a few heavy hitters on the album, but very few will have any name recognition outside of a few dedicated aficionados. After an opening track from Miami-based José Condé, Afro-Cuban All Star Ignacio Carrillo dusts off a beautiful old Miguel Matamoros number with a perfect tone. Pedro Luis Ferrer (now making a name on the world market) contributes a number, as does Rene Ferrer, with an outstandingly touching bit of nueva trova. After a quick Buena Vista-style piece featuring Adriano Rodriguez, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Moving along their trail of café music from around the world, Putumayo put together a compilation of relaxed, sentimental Cuban music that packs a pretty serious punch. There are a few heavy hitters on the album, but very few will have any name recognition outside of a few dedicated aficionados. After an opening track from Miami-based José Condé, Afro-Cuban All Star Ignacio Carrillo dusts off a beautiful old Miguel Matamoros number with a perfect tone. Pedro Luis Ferrer (now making a name on the world market) contributes a number, as does Rene Ferrer, with an outstandingly touching bit of nueva trova. After a quick Buena Vista-style piece featuring Adriano Rodriguez, German Obregón contributes a lilting guajira, with its characteristic string work. Armando Garzón's bolero evokes the nightclub exoticism of the 1950s, the younger Asere contribute a mix of bolero and son, and one more bolero in the vein of a Beny Moré track brings the album up to the end of the classic stylings. To finish off the rounds, Kelvis Ochoa presents something more in the realm of the singer/songwriter style gaining ground in Cuba bit by bit. It's a completely relaxed album, and a completely relaxing one, with outstanding musical quality throughout. This isn't the Buena Vista Social Club sound that many may be expecting from a compilation of Cuban music -- there is very little son, and essentially no rhumba. Just plenty of soul.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/2008
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • UPC: 790248027821
  • Catalog Number: 278
  • Sales rank: 30,842

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 El Chacal - Jose Conde & Ola Fresca (4:30)
  2. 2 Lágrimas Negras - Ignacio "Masacote" Carrillo (5:05)
  3. 3 Ay, Mi Vidita (3:00)
  4. 4 Como a Cada Mañana (3:45)
  5. 5 Morenita - La Orquesta Magica de La Habana (5:25)
  6. 6 Pincel Campesino - German Obregón (4:33)
  7. 7 Escándalo - Armando Garzón (2:14)
  8. 8 Corazón (5:07)
  9. 9 Después de Esta Noche (3:08)
  10. 10 Fue una de Mambo - Kevin Ochoa (3:38)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Miguel Matamoros Composer
Rubén Fuentes Composer
Dan Storper Executive Producer, Song Selection
Pedro Luis Ferrer Composer
Nicola Heindl Illustrations, Cover Art
Gerardo García Composer
Edesio Alejandro Composer
Jacob Edgar Liner Notes
Lane Gibson Mastering
Adan Pedroso Composer
Karine Lalèchére translation
Charles Eller Mastering
Rafael Cardenas Composer
Jose Conde Photo Courtesy
Kelvis Ochoa Composer, Photo Courtesy
Rene Ferrer Composer
Eniac Martinez Photo Courtesy
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