Jose Conde - (R)evolucion - CD

Artist: Jose Conde

Price - £6.99

Singer and songwriter Jose Conde harnesses the old school, authentic Cuban spirit on Revolucion and delivers it with a beautiful, unique voice and contemporary eclectic flavour. Jose was born in the US and raised by his parents, who were Cuban immigrants.

Featured on the album is the band Ola Fresca (or 'Fresh Wave'), an international cast of some of the best musicians from New York City. Together they play all original rootsy, funky, jazzy, 21st century Latin dance music. Revolucion was co-produced by the Grammy Award-winning Aaron Levinson of Spanish Harlem Orchestra fame.

Recorded at the all-analogue Brooklyn Recording Studio, this album has already been called a masterpiece by some music industry heavyweights however the band, and its music, is even better witnessed live. As producer Aaron Levinson explains "although Jose can do a very typical Latin show, he can also play a show with groups like Ozomatli or Ojos de Brujo." Revolucion includes a powerhouse crew of special guests including funk legend and original Meters drummer Joseph 'Zigaboo' Modelisteand Latin All Stars Jimmy Bosch on trombone. The banda's line-up also includes guitarist Juancho Herrera (Nestor Torres), bassist Jorge Bringas (Omara Portuondo, Albita) and multi-percussionist Carlos 'GoGo' Gomez (Arturo Sandoval).

Cubans have a kind of stew called 'ajiaco' into which all kinds of meats and vegetables can be incorporated. Revolucion is a musical ajiaco.

1. Llego La Ola / 2.Ritmo Y Sabor / 3. Cafe Con Sangre / 4. Oshiri Pan Pan / 5. Descarga Inez / 6. Pititi Y Titi (French) / 7. Ride La Ola / 8. El Titere / 9. Probando Nuevos Sabores / 10. Despelote / 11. El Chacal / 12. Mi Musica / 13. Summertime / 14. Pititi Y Titi (Spanish)

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