Eighth recording in career of musician and director Edmundo Ros, with the London label, essential in any reference to orchestrated Latin music. Offering 12tracks selected both the Latin and international repertoire and classic, bringing the peculiarities of instrumental arrangements by Ros, always surprising and striking. Those years Ros began to excel in the international music scene, because his repertoire never let the audience indifferent.
This disc was the continuation of 'Rhythms of the South'. Edmundo, with the participation of Roland Shaw in the arrangements, performs again with his orchestra another impressive series of musical ideas, very rich and varied and instrumentally accompanied by a rhythm section unsurpassed. The repertoire of twelve Latin issues offers warm rhythms (cha-cha, mambo, samba, bossanova, baiao, tango, merengue, creole waltz, bolero or beguine) and vibrant rhythms (pasodoble and march). The result is a display of great orchestra providing a musical fantasy to enjoy even dancing.
Album released in 1974 offering a selection of 10 tracks with subjects common at the time. It is rather surprising that Ros chose this repertoire, moving away from his typical music. From the opening theme, which engaged Ros in the taste of samba, includes some others songs of the same genre and more hybrid between reggae music and mambo. As usual Ros sings with his unique voice on several issues.
Edmundo Ros entered in music as a rhythm man. Was a percussionist in his native Venezuela and played drums in various London nightclubs before being leader. In the recording sessions Edmund himself rehearsed with rhythm and percussion sections of the orchestra and corrected personally what he did not like. To melodic, metal and wood sections Ros required the art of phrasing, which is not for him a matter of notes but of feeling. And the difference is between the false and the real, between the acceptable and the magical.
This album collects twelve songs that invite you to dance to Latin music. The musical arrangements were prepared by Roland Shaw. The adaptation care of all the issues to Latin American rhythms. Above the musical style of some of the original scores Ros just offers great classics in styles such as cha-cha, mambo, bossa and even bolero or tango, which are a delight played by his orchestra. Ros know in depth the tonal richness of his personality instruments and uses thereof creating unique exchanges between them.
The expertise and professionalism of the musical genius of Edmundo Ros and his orchestra on an album released in Spain reissuing the original released in England in 1963. The LP collects twelve songs that invite us to dance to Latin music. The musical arrangements are careful adaptation of all subjects to Latin American rhythms, including those of foreign origin. Above the musical style of some of the original scores Ros just offers styles like cha cha, mambo, merengue and even samba, tango, rumba and conga, that are a delight performed by this orchestra.
Latin music to dance with the orchestra of the great English conductor and arranger Edmundo Ros, who died last year. The album LP gathers twelve recognized subjects that Ros becomes a Latin festival, with a predominance of samba or mambo rhythms and a slight concession to chachacha. In his musical arrangements, Ros always boasts support from the percussion, while he likes to interpret in their own voice among the topics. Inimitable style, infectious rhythm, nice vocal timbre and support of Brazilian and Cuban music dress this recording nerve and strength that only the great conductors know how to print to Latin music.