United We Swing
Download links and information about United We Swing by Spanish Harlem Orchestra. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Latin genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:08:23 minutes.
|Artist:||Spanish Harlem Orchestra|
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|2.||Llego La Orquesta||6:02|
|3.||En El Tiempo Del Palladium||5:42|
|4.||Se Formó la Rumba||5:32|
|8.||Salsa Pa'l Bailador||4:36|
|11.||Plena Con Sabor||4:36|
|12.||Danzón for My Father||6:06|
|13.||Late In the Evening / Tarde En La Noche (feat. Paul Simon)||4:12|
Spanish Harlem Orchestra's third release isn't appreciably different from their first two, but that's not a criticism: as before, the 13-piece collective delivers a nonstop volley of pure neo-retro salsa dura that couldn't possibly be improved upon. Led by pianist Oscar Hernández, SHO takes its cues from the heyday of Tito Puente, Machito, and the other revered Latino bandleaders of the mid- to late 20th century. The coordinated horn blasts snap in and out with regularity, the percussion is ceaselessly dizzying, the nuanced solos impressive, and the vocalists all engaging. Most of the tunes here are originals, and the arrangements, by Hernández, vocalists Willie Tórres, Ray de la Paz, and others, are polished to perfection. Paul Simon is the big-name guest star this time out, taking a lead vocal on the album closer, his own "Late in the Evening," repaying a favor to Hernández, who worked with Simon on the latter's ill-fated Broadway musical The Capeman. It's actually the weakest track on an album that otherwise has none, if only because it feels out of context. But not to worry: this is Latin dance music the likes of which is rarely heard anymore, and that in itself is worthy of celebration. This CD was nominated for a Grammy award in 2007 for Best Tropical Latin Album.