Misa Negra

Misa Negra

by Irakere

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Overview

Misa Negra

Irakere has been heralded as one of the best big bands in the world. Propelled by a driving rhythm section and potent horn section, this Cuban band won the Latin Grammy Awards in 1979 and 1980. On this 1986 recording, the band sinks its collective teeth into a few originals, including the 17-minute, four-part title track, as well as a cover of Dave Brubeck's "El Duke." In his liner notes, Luis Tamargo states: "The vigor of Irakere lies within each individual performer, and there are no weak loops in the band's musical chain." ~ Roundup Newsletter

Product Details

Release Date: 12/07/2010
Label: Timba
UPC: 0821895979222
catalogNumber: 59792

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Irakere   Primary Artist,Vocals
Carlos Averhoff   Flute,Saxophone
Carlos Morales   Guitar
Enrique Pla   Drums
Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Oscar Valdés   Cuban Percussion
Jorge Varona   Trumpet
Jorge Alfonso   Conga
Carlos del Puerto   Bass
Juan Munguía   Trumpet
Gisela Schäuble   Vocals
Jesus "Chucho" Valdes   Keyboards,Piano (Grand)
Antje Schirra   Vocals
German Velazca   Flute,Saxophone

Technical Credits

Dave Brubeck   Composer
Götz A. Wörner   Producer,Liner Notes
Wifredo Lam   Cover Design
Jesus "Chucho" Valdes   Composer

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