The 9 best spanish harlem orchestra for 2019
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2. Across 110th Street (Digitally Remastered)
3. Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Description1 LATINOS UNIDOS (SHO INTRO) 2 CARIBE SOY 3 ESCUCHA MI SON 4 BRAVO YO SOY 5 CANCION 6 BOOGACHASON 7 THIS IS MAMBO 8 ASI SE VIVE 9 DULCE COMPANERA 10 LA PRINCESA 11 QUE LINDA SON LAS LATINAS 12 YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC
4. United We Swing
DescriptionSince their arrival in 2000, Spanish Harlem Orchestra (SHO) has established itself as a standard bearer of contemporary Latin music. Directed by world-renowned pianist, arranger, and producer Oscar Hernndez, the thirteen-member all-star ensemble has reintroduced the classic sounds of New York City Salsa to the Latin market and music lovers worldwide. United We Swing, SHO's third album, is a stunning new collection of infectious Latin music following their 2004 Grammy award-winning album Across 110th St., and their 2002 Grammy nominated debut, Un Gran Da En El Barrio. United We Swing continues in the same vein as previous Spanish Harlem Orchestra albums with more of an emphasis on original material. With nine original songs, the band has forged a unique identity, built on a musical foundation laid down by El Barrio (a pulsating Eastside community in NYC located to the south of 125th St) icons Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, and Machito. Paul Simon is featured as a special guest on a cover of Late in the Evening/Tarde en la Noche.
5. Viva La Tradicin
Description2011 GRAMMY NOMINEE: BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM
Viva la Tradicn, the newest album from the Grammy winning 13-piece collective Spanish Harlem Orchestra is a 12-track collection that takes up where its three predecessors left off - stirring the pot of mid-20th century influences and keeping the salsa simmering for current and future generations. Now in its tenth year, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra is one of the most formidable and authentic Latin jazz combos of today. Yet for all of its appeal with contemporary audiences, the group's success is actually rooted in the past. A lively and energetic affair, Viva la Tradicin draws on inspiration from the music's history and enduring traditions. The collection is comprised largely of original compositions and arrangements of classic salsa tunes by bandleader/founder Oscar Hernandez. Hernndez is one of the most respected musicians in Latin & Latin Jazz music.His track record & discography are extensive. On the new CD he enlists the support of veteran composer and arranger Gil Lopez on three of Lopez's compositions ("Son De Corazon," "Nuestra Cancion," and "Regalo De Dios".
Viva la Tradicn opens with the exciting "La Salsa Dura," a song bursting with punching horn lines and spirited vocals that "really captures what we're about," says Hernandez. Amid the series of salsa tracks, one of Gil Lopez's arrangements, "Nuestra Cancion," acts as an unlikely addition to the high-powered energy of the set. The collective included this ballad as a point to their listeners, in order to communicate, "you need to listen to this, because this how it was done back in those days. It was just beautiful music."
The orchestra finishes with two songs: Hernandez's "Rumba Urbana," a percussive and complex tune that shimmers with tight trumpet lines and syncopated rhythms around improvised solos, and "El Negro Tiene Tumbao," a tune that draws on the bold and artistic delivery by featured guest vocalist Isaac Delgado. Front to back, Viva la Tradicin is very much a nod to the countless artists - well known and obscure - who helped usher salsa music into the cultural mainstream several decades ago. "Preserving that legacy and introducing it to new audiences in a new century," says Hernandez, "is more important than being the musical flavor of the month."
6. Un Gran Dia En El Barrio
DescriptionWe all know that Harlem was the home of the fabled African-American renaissance of the '20s and the birthplace of bebop in the '40s. But it was also the spawning ground for Latin jazz, the boogalo, and the Hispanic musical lingua franca also known as salsa. The title of this CD, which translates as "A Great Day in the Neighborhood," was inspired by the famous '50s jazz portrait by photographer Art Kane. It aurally illustrates the overlooked contributions of the Puerto Rican musicians from Spanish Harlem who created salsa and kept Cuban music alive in America during the early years of the Cuban embargo. With the talented Rubn Blades pianist Oscar Hernandez serving as musical director, this band of NYC's top Latin musicians (featuring bongo drummer Bobby Allende, bassist Rubn Rodriguez, singers Jimmy Sabater and Herman Oliveira, and trumpeter Ray Vega) lay down some serious, no-nonsense salsa dura grooves. This clave-powered crash course features some heavyweight selections, including Tito Puente's "Mama Guela," the enchanting Pedro Flores bolero "Obsesin," and the Willie Coln/Hector Lavoe classic "La Llego la Banda." The mambo, cha-cha-cha rumba, and guajira are blended together in a zesty musical dish by these Puerto Ricans in the Big Apple, and it's a dish best served on the dance floor. --Eugene Holley, Jr.
7. Essential Guide to Salsa
8. Escucha El Ritmo
9. United We Swing by Spanish Harlem Orchestra (2007-05-15)