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The most jazz-oriented of the elderly musicians in the Buena Vista Social Club, pianist Rubén González was 77 at the time of this LP, his debut as a leader. Although he did not even own his own piano at the time, he plays brilliantly, performing a variety of traditional melodies plus two originals, often quoting other songs and really stretching himself. His chord voicings are distinctive and very inviting, his control of the piano is quite impressive, and the music sings its heart out.
The LP was recorded spontaneously over a two-day period with González mostly being the lead voice, assisted by trumpeter Manuel Mirabal (who has some fine solos), bassist Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez, several percussionists, and occasionally three background singers. This set is impossible not to love.


La Engañadora
Cumbanchero
Tres Lindas Cubanas
Melodía Del Rio
Mandinga
Siboney
Almendra
Tumbao
Como Siento Yo
Descarga Ruben y Cachaito
Format: 2xLP+
Label: World Circuit
Catalogue numbers: WCV049

Companies:
Phonographic Copyright (p)-World Circuit
Copyright (c)-World Circuit
Pressed By-Record Industry
Recorded At-Estudios EGREM
Mixed At-Livingston Studios
Mastered At-Sound Mastering
Mastered At-Abbey Road Studios

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-5056032300316
Barcode-5 056032 300316 >
Label Code-LC 02339
Matrix / Runout-16794 2A WCV049
Matrix / Runout-16794 3B WCV049
Matrix / Runout-16794 2C WCV049
Matrix / Runout-16794 2D WCV049
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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