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A Toda Cuba Le Gusta

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Download links and information about A Toda Cuba Le Gusta by The Afro - Cuban All Stars. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Salsa, World Music, Latin genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 55:25 minutes.

Artist: The Afro - Cuban All Stars
Release date: 1997
Genre: Salsa, World Music, Latin
Tracks: 10
Duration: 55:25
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Amor Verdandero 6:36
2. Alto Songo 6:42
3. Habana del Este 6:37
4. A Toda Cuba la Gusta 5:45
5. Fiesta de la Rumba 5:51
6. Los Sitio' Asere 5:19
7. Pío Mentiroso 4:34
8. Maria Caracoles 4:47
9. Clasiqueando Con Rubén 5:12
10. Elube Chango 4:02

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A lively, spontaneous record that manages to sound both relaxed and forceful at the same time, A Toda Cuba Le Gusta shows off the talents of many of Cuba's elder statesmen of Afro-Cuban jazz. Over gently pulsating conga grooves and low-register ostinatos, such luminaries as pianist Ruben Gonzalez and singer Manuel "Puntillita" Licea float dramatic melodies, as their solo contributions are answered by brass section chords as thick and sweet as cane syrup. Although it is Ruben Gonzalez' presence on this album that gets the most attention, his tendency towards relentless chromaticism becomes tiresome early on, especially when it is contrasted with the exquisite phrasing and tremulous beauty of singers such as Licea, Raul Planas, and Ibrahum Ferrer. As would be expected, the trumpets blare with traditional Cuban bravado, evoking gentle romance and fiery passion with equal ease. Even the resident gringo, Ry Cooder, gets in some choice licks on "Alto Songo." The relative lack of dynamic movement in most of these songs may lead to them blending together in the ear of the listener, but the inherent tunefulness of each track, not to mention the sheer drive that this band is capable of summoning, cancels that complaint out nicely. An important collaboration and a promising debut.