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Master Sessions Volume 1 Import

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  • Audio CD (23 Dec. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000002A5A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  Audio Cassette |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 495,429 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Finally I Saw You
  2. Isora Club
  3. Mambo
  4. The Son Has Not Died
  5. Beautiful Yambu
  6. My Country Girl
  7. Rain, Wind And Reeds
  8. Marianao Social Club
  9. To Rejoice With My Combo
  10. Cachao's Guiro
  11. The Mayor
  12. Descargs Cachao

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In 1939 in Havana, 21-year-old Israel Lopez, better known as Cachao, and his brother Orestes wrote "Mambo," a song based on the spirited syncopation which often climaxed the danzon, a European rondo popular in Cuba at the time. By heightening those infectious rhythms, the Lopez brothers revolutionized Cuban music and launched the "mambo craze," which soon swept the world. Few musicians have had such an international impact, but Cachao was largely forgotten until Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia decided to pay tribute to his father's favorite musician: Cachao, El Maestro. Garcia helped organize a 1992 concert tribute to Cachao in Miami and produced a 1993 recording session with Cachao in Los Angeles, Master Sessions, Volume 1. Compared to the super-heated beats of contemporary salsa and sones from the Caribbean, Cachao's mambos, danzons, and rumbas have a more patient, more sensual approach to rhythm. Within that sashaying, midtempo pulse, however, are pushing, pulling sub-rhythms which give the music its vitality. The tunes are decorated with vocal chants and guitar and horn solos, but the syncopation is the heart of the music. Cachao launched a second musical revolution in 1957, when he organized legendary jam sessions called descargas which combined Cuban rhythms with American jazz improvisation. Master Sessions includes new versions of Cachao's two groundbreaking compositions, "Mambo" and "Descarga Cachao." --Geoffrey Himes

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