The Legendary Irakere in London

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The premiere Cuban music group Irakere has played Ronnie Scott's club in London regularly since 1985. Their Jazz House CD starts out with a throwaway salsa vocal piece, then has two impressive showcases for German Velazco one apiece on alto and soprano. "Stella By Stalight" which in Spanish is "Estella Va A Estallar" is swung hard and the closing, nearly 17-minute rendition of Dave Brubeck's "The Duke" has explosive yet lyrical piano playing by Chucho Valdes and some shouting choruses worthy of the Count Basie Orchestra. Overall this is one of Irakere's jazz recordings that is easily recommended.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The premiere Cuban music group Irakere has played Ronnie Scott's club in London regularly since 1985. Their Jazz House CD starts out with a throwaway salsa vocal piece, then has two impressive showcases for German Velazco one apiece on alto and soprano. "Stella By Stalight" which in Spanish is "Estella Va A Estallar" is swung hard and the closing, nearly 17-minute rendition of Dave Brubeck's "The Duke" has explosive yet lyrical piano playing by Chucho Valdes and some shouting choruses worthy of the Count Basie Orchestra. Overall this is one of Irakere's jazz recordings that is easily recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/1996
  • Label: Ronnie Scott's Jazz
  • UPC: 751848981722
  • Catalog Number: 17

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bailando Asi (5:46)
  2. 2 Johana (9:50)
  3. 3 Estela Va a Estallar (9:29)
  4. 4 Las Margaritas (7:45)
  5. 5 Lo Que Va a Pasar (7:12)
  6. 6 The Duke (16:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Irakere Primary Artist
Chucho Valdés Piano, Keyboards
Carlos Averhoff Flute, Tenor Saxophone
José Luis Cortés Flute, Baritone Saxophone, Vocals
Carlos de Puerto Bass, Background Vocals
Carlos Morales Guitar
Juan Mungvia Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Enrique Pla Percussion, Drums
Oscar Valdés Percussion, Vocals
Jorge Varona Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Germán Velazco Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Carlos del Puerto Bass, Vocals
Technical Credits
Adalberto Hernandez Engineer
Oscar Valdés Contributor
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