Los Amigos - JazzCuba Volumen 6 (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 271.47 Mb + 19.73 Mb (Scans) | 47:48
Cuban Jazz | Country: Cuba | Label: Rumorrecords / Rhino - 51011958922
In 1958 the drummer Guillermo Barreto decided to form a Quinteto Instrumental de Musica Moderna, a name which later, fortunately, was simplified to Los Amigos. It was not a permanent formation, since its members were continuously sought after, either as accompanists for solo voices or as members of other groups and orchestras. However, the group was active for twenty years. Los Amigos were Barreto, Frank Emilio, Gustavo Tamayo, Tata Guines and Papito Hernandez (who was substituted by Cachaito Lopez). The group's repertoire was made up in general of well-known pieces from the popular Cuban repertoire, although they made a bossa nova record in 1967 and left several recordings created from improvisations over a rhythmic base. Roberto Garcia (bongo), Helio Valdes (violin) and Jesus O'Farrill (flute).