Various Artists: The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions
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The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions

Various Artists

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  • Release Date 09 November 2018
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Vinyl Box Set

Craft Recordings is proud to announce the release of 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.

These sessions collectively feature an impressive line-up of renowned pioneers of descarga (improvised jam session), including pianist Julio Gutiérrez, tres player Niño Rivera, flautist José Fajardo and the legendary master bassist and mambo co-creator, Israel “Cachao” López. Participating musicians include the legendary percussionist Tata Güines, trombone master Generoso Jiménez, pioneering Cuban jazz drummer Guillermo Barreto, Cachao’s brother and co-father of the mambo Orestes López, ground-breaking timbales player/drummer Walfredo de los Reyes, Sr., jazz-influenced pianist Pedro Jústiz “Peruchín,” and Cuban scat singer Francisco Fellove, among many others.

The 5-LP set includes 35 tracks on 180-gram audiophile vinyl in tip-on jackets. It offers a 28-page book featuring black-and-white archival images of the featured artists as well as extensive liner notes and musician bios, in English and Spanish, by award-winning Latin music writer, Cuban music specialist and box set co-producer, Judy Cantor-Navas.

Disc 1
1 Julio Gutiérrez - Introduction  
2 Julio Gutiérrez - Theme On Perfidia  
3 Julio Gutiérrez - Theme On Mambo  
4 Julio Gutiérrez - Cimarron  
5 Julio Gutiérrez - Theme On Cha Cha Cha  
6 Julio Gutiérrez - Opus For Dancing  
7 Julio Gutiérrez - Theme For Conga  
Disc 2
1 Julio Gutiérrez - Jam Session (Descarga Caliente)  
2 Julio Gutiérrez - Rumba Theme  
3 Julio Gutiérrez - Listen To The Rhythm Of The ChaChaCha  
4 Julio Gutiérrez - Bata Rhythm  
Disc 3
1 Niño Rivera - Montuno – Swing  
2 Niño Rivera - Monuno – Guajiro  
3 Niño Rivera - Cha Cha Cha Montuno  
4 Niño Rivera - Guanguanco – Comparsa  
Disc 4
1 Cachao - Trombon Criollo  
2 Cachao - Controversia De Metales  
3 Cachao - Estudio En Trompeta  
4 Cachao - Guajeo De Saxos  
5 Cachao - Oye Mi Tres Montuno  
6 Cachao - Malanga Amarilla  
7 Cachao - Cogele El Golpe  
8 Cachao - Pamparana  
9 Cachao - Descarga Cuban  
10 Cachao - Goza Mi Trompeta  
11 Cachao - A Gozar Timbero  
12 Cachao - Sorpresa De Flauta  
Disc 5
1 José Fajardo - Juaniquita  
2 José Fajardo - Pa’ Coco Solo  
3 José Fajardo - Busco Una Chinita  
4 José Fajardo - Guajirando  
5 José Fajardo - Goza El Montuno  
6 José Fajardo - Vamos A Gozar  
7 José Fajardo - La Flaunta De Jose  
8 José Fajardo - La Charanga