Havana [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Havana [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Dave Grusin

CD

Overview

In addition to being one of instrumental music's finest keyboardists and co-founder of the influential GRP Records, Dave Grusin is also one of our premier film composers, with one Oscar and numerous nominations to his credit. His score for the Robert Redford-starring Havana finds him taking erotic and stirring sojourns to Castro Country circa late '50s, where he hits bull's-eye after bull's-eye on the mambo and salsa-laden cuts that could stand on their own even sans lusty images of Redford and Lena Olin. For mood's sake, Grusin also includes some warm, reflective orchestrated pieces reminiscent of his luscious Tequila Sunrise score. While he shares keyboard duties with Clare Fischer, Grusin is more a producer here than anything, gaining glorious performances from top-notch talent like Sal Marquez, Alex Acuna, Abe Laboriel, Brian Bromberg, and labelmates Dave Valentin and Lee Ritenour. The most exciting showing here, however, is the trumpet-scat vocal duet by Marquez and the charming Dori Caymmi on the sunset images of "Hurricane Country."

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/1990
Label: Imports
UPC: 0011105200325
catalogNumber: 5003081

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Grusin   Primary Artist,Piano,Track Performer
Brian Bromberg   Bass
Dori Caymmi   Vocals,Track Performer
Don Menza   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Arturo Sandoval   Trumpet,Track Performer
Dave Valentin   Flute,Track Performer
Sal Marquez   Trumpet,Track Performer
Alex Acuña   Percussion,Drums
Clare Fischer   Piano
Michael Fisher   Percussion,Drums
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Harvey Mason   Percussion,Drums
Lee Ritenour   Guitar,Track Performer
Ramon Stagnaro   Guitar
Ephrain Torres   Percussion,Drums
Gerald Vinci   Concert Master
Claire Fisher   Piano

Technical Credits

Dave Grusin   Producer,Executive Producer
George Hernandez   Arranger,Orchestration
Greg MacRitchie   Arranger,Orchestration
Don Murray   Engineer
John Richards   Engineer
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Grupo Sierra Maestra   Contributor

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