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The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions (Box Set) (888072053625)

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The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions (Box Set)

Various Artists

Craft Recordings

888072053625

LPS 156266

888072053625

JAZZ

5

LP 157,02 €

5-LPs BOX SET

AN IMPRESSIVE LINE-UP OF THE MOST FORWARD-THINKING CUBAN MUSICIANS OF THE ERA

The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions 5-LP and 5-CD box sets on November 9, 2018. Compiled here in their entirety and original format for the first time, the five volumes of Panart’s Cuban Jam Session albums were recorded over a span of almost a decade, from 1956–1964. Together these albums encapsulate a stylistic and historic panorama of Cuban music, from big band son montuno to Afro-Cuban rumba, mambo, cha-cha-chá and country acoustic guajira music. At the same time, they attest to Cuba’s long relationship with popular American music and jazz.

The music on these discs provides insights into the development of Latin jazz by legendary Cuban musicians before, during and apart from the Castro regime. As you'll hear, the improvised music has strong, rich rhythms but there's a quaint lyricism as well. It's not as explosively mambo-centric as American Cuban dance music of the period, emphasizing instead individual jazz-inspired soloists and the more subtle and nuanced countryside folk forms popular in Cuba.

  • Vol. 1 recorded in 1956 and directed Julio Gutierrez.
  • Vol. 2 was recorded in 1957 and was led by the same musicians.
  • Vol. 3 was recorded in 1962 in Havana. It was led by Niño Rivera
  • Vol. 4 was recorded in 1957 and was led by Israel “Cachao” Lopez.
  • Vol. 5, led by Jose Fajardo, was recorded in New York in 1964.

LP ONE: CUBAN JAM SESSION (direction of JULIO GUTIERREZ VOL. 1)

  • SIDE A:
  • 01. Introduction
  • 02. Theme On Perfidia
  • 03. Theme On Mambo
  • 04. Cimarron
  • SIDE B:
  • 01. Theme On Cha Cha Cha
  • 02. Opus For Dancing
  • 03. Theme For Conga

LP TWO: CUBAN JAM SESSION (direction of JULIO GUTIERREZ VOL.2)

  • SIDE A:
  • 01. Jam Session (Descarga Caliente)
  • SIDE B:
  • 01. Rumba Theme
  • 02. Listen To The Rhythm Of The Chachacha
  • 03. Bata Rhythm

LP THREE: CUBAN JAM SESSION (direction of NIÑO RIVERA VOL.3)

  • SIDE A:
  • 01. Montuno – Swing
  • 02, Montuno Guajiro
  • SIDE B:
  • 01. Cha Cha Cha Montuno
  • 02. Guanguanco – Comparsa

LP FOUR: CUBAN JAM SESSION IN MINIATURE (Descargas)

  • SIDE A
  • 01. Trombon Criollo
  • 02. Controversia de Metales
  • 03. Estudio en Trompeta
  • 04. Guajeo de Saxos
  • 05. Oye Mi Tres Montuno
  • 06. Malanga Amarilla
  • SIDE B:
  • 01. Cogele el Golpe
  • 02. Pamparana
  • 03. Descarga Cubana
  • 04. Goza Mi Trompeta
  • 05. A Gozar Timbero
  • 06. Sorpresa de Flauta

LP FIVE: CUBAN JAM SESSION IN MINIATURE (FAJARDO and his All-Star)

  • SIDE A,
  • 01. Juaniquita
  • 02. Pa' Coco Solo
  • 03. Busco una Chinita
  • 04. Guajirando
  • SIDE B:
  • 01. Goza el Montuno
  • 02. Vamos a Gozar
  • 03. La Flauta de Jose
  • 04. La Charanga