SLAMCD 515 Cuban meltdown


George Haslam/Bobby Carcassés

Bobby Carcassés, voice, flugelhorn, percussion, piano; Maria Cecilia Colon, voice (tracks 1-5); George Haslam, baritone saxophone (not tracks 6 and 7); Paul Rutherford, trombone (tracks 1-5); Steve Kershaw, double bass (tracks 1-5); Robin Jones, congas, bongos, guiro, campagna, timbales (tracks 1-5); Richard Leigh Harris, piano (tracks 1-5); André Leigh-Howarth, claves (tracks 1-5); Julito Padron, trumpet (tracks 6/7); Yasek Manzano, trumpet (tracks 6/7); Robert Martinez, alto saxophone (tracks 6/7); Roberto Carcassés Jnr, piano (tracks 6/7); Jorge Reyes, bass (tracks 6/7); Alejandro Aparicio, congas (tracks 6/7); Pancho Terry, chequeré (tracks 6/7); Oliver Valdes, drums (tracks 6/7); Lucia Huergo, soprano saxophone (tracks 8/9); Josef Koumbas, voice (tracks 8/9).

  1. Villancico's blues (06.28)
  2. Son de la loma (01.33)
  3. A perfect love (09.49)
  4. Oye mi Guanguancó (05.51)
  5. Havanabingdon (07.15)
  6. De mi Tierra son (04.43)
  7. Here comes the king (10.57)
  8. Sin tema (04.54)
  9. Blues for Benny More (05.16)
Tracks 1-5 recorded at Abingdon, Music Centre, Abingdon on 30 August 2004; tracks 6 and 7 recorded live at Teatro Amadeo Roldan, Havana on 2 July 2001; tracks 8 and 9 recorded at Estudios Lucero Record, Havana on 13 February 2007.

Front cover photograph (front cover reproduced above) by Beryl Murphy; design by Irmgard Hüppe.


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