This was the first time that Mantovani turned his attention to the music of the Latin countries. The persuasive waterfalls of its strings take on a new role on this record and arrangements help to create gloss atmospheres, overflowing warmth, dramatic intensity and an impressive attraction and beauty. The story of this album is that its repertoire grew out of a contest organized by the record company in America to select 12 items for Mantovani unreleased until now. The winner could move to London with his wife, with all expenses paid, to meet Mantovani and asist to one of the recording sessions.
The easy listening music was among its greatest players in the 60s American violinist and director Herman Clebanoff (Chicago, 1917-2004) and his string orchestra, 'Clebanoff Strings'. This album provides very successful arrangements, which in some cases reminiscent of Percy Faith or Mancini. Clebanoff usually activates the role of some of his instruments (saxophone, xylophone, guitar, flute, percussion, etc..), He looks his violin, with ripe, woody tone that subjugates.
CD album released by the 'Vargas Blues Band', founded and led by blues and rock Spanish guitarist Javier Vargas (Madrid, 1958). Vargas made the first completely instrumental album of the band and provides a clear renewal of their creations, fusing the sound of the guitar, with all its variations and shades of blues, rock, flamenco and Latin styles touch-with the sound of synthesizers, drum rhythm and special sound effects. Very remarkable one of his greatest creations, 'Blues Latino', issue the same Carlos Santana has recorded and incorporated into their repertoire. Leading this band a major figure of current blues Spanish guitars, spoken of as the relay of the great Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana.
"I don't know where Jazz is going. Maybe it's going to Hell. You can't make anything go anywhere. It just Happens."Thelonious Monk (1959)
Emotional, sensual, expressive. As diverse as they are beautiful. Latin ballroom dances are a union of cultures, a merger of histories and a narrative of indigenous tradition. This album provides a good accompaniment for Latin ballroom dances as chacha, samba, bolero and rumba.
Album released in 1989 in Europe under license, reissue of the original released in 1957 in USA, dedicated to the orchestra that formed the Mexican Johnny Martinez (bass) and the Cuban Juan Cheda (percussion and vocals) since joining in Chicago back in the 40's. The band that they created highlighted by a Cuban style of music, that in this record shows us providing a selection of three of the hottest beats in the 40 and 50: chachacha, mambo and merengue. Latin music to enjoy dancing.
Album recorded in Havana (Cuba) and released in Spain in 1991 by the label Fonomusic, under the musical direction of Ramon Huerta and Andrés Alen. The album offers six medleys of Latin songs suitable for the practice of ballroom dances (rumba, bolero, guaracha, cha-cha-cha and mambo).