Ry Cooder`s collaboration with this all-star Cuban band fronted by Ruben Gonzalez and Ibrahim Ferrer conjured up music with a deeply felt sense of experience and honesty. All the songs from the album, including Chan Chan, El Cuarto De Tula and La Bayamesa arranged for piano, voice and guitar with complete lyrics and chord boxes.
This album is one of great quality. The CD is beautiful presented in a cardboard cover. Also, the little booklet includes the story of many songs, the history of the band and lives of some artists. Through it, one feels part of the making of this fabulous album. Also, the original Spanish lyrics are included but there is an accurate English translation of each and every song. It makes one want to learn Spanish just because the words are so pretty... A CD to savour attentively or to enjoy as background music. Definitely a must-have.
Jessica - (Québec, Canada)
Every song is worth spending ages to perfect. A classic that will never die.
Simon - (Billinghams)
Très proche des versions discographiques de référence,
permet une exellente approche du style, pour les élèves comme pour les musiciens avancés
Once you hear it, you will love it. Thanks a lot for this masterpiece.
Alistair Rasto - (Slovak Republic)
Well presented. Does justice to the CD. Great to see Ruben Gonzalez's playing transcribed.
teresa - (twickenham)