A New Recording to look out for-Cuban Masters Ensemble

Posted on Sep 8, 2009

Since Labor Day symbolizes to many the end of Summer. I thought that I would suggest an extraordinary recording that will make the transition towards the fall season a bit easier. The new cd by The Cuban Masters Ensemble entitled “Del Pasado Al Presente: Homenaje A Tata Guines” is a tremendous tribute to the late great master conguero Artimedes Soto otherwise known as “Tata Guines”. This giant of a musician was known for his virtousity on the congas, as an integral participant on countless legendary recordings including the 1957 Cachao “Descargas En Minature” sessions and for his trademark cackle of a laugh. This all-star tribute includes a panorama of musical styles including rumba (of course!), danzon, son montuno, descarga and a taste of timba. Expertly performed by an awesome conglomeration of musicians and singers such as Bobby Carcasses, Changuito, Enrique Pla, Pancho Amat, Dagoberto Gonzalez, El Nene, El Indio, Lazaro Galarraga, La Caro Band and others. This recording truly smokes! It’s on the Obanike Music label. It’s worth searching for and picking up! Don’t sleep on this one.