TOMATE Y ALANDETTE (LP)
Reissue of the 1978 album from Colombian all-star ensemble La Pesada.
This 1978 album is a "one off" by an all-star ensemble of musicians and singers, many of whom had played with Fruko y sus Tesos and other Colombian orchestras previously. There is cumbia, salsa, bolero, son montuno, descarga and even calypso, including 'Cumbia y tambó (En la lluvia)' which has been an international dance floor staple for many years; there's nothing like it to get the party started! The album showcases a diverse and eclectic range of stylistic modes and genres. There is cumbia, salsa, bolero, son montuno, descarga and even calypso. The arrangements and instrumentation range from flute and violin charanga in a "típico" Cuban mode (augmented by a trombone section) to Colombian percussion-heavy cumbia, and from the Willie Colón style of brash Nuyorican trombone salsa to the more Cuban conjunto trumpet sound like La Sonora Matancera. Through it all, the jazzy arrangements keep things fresh and swinging. One of the best tropical records released by Codiscos that receives its first-time reissue here in glorious remastered sound. [info sheet from distr.]