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Calentando La Ilusion

Artist:   Edesio Alejandro

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Son 2006 14 0


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# Name Play Time Info
01  No Me Castigues
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5:14 cha-cha-cha con tremenda trompeta
02  Gózalo A Mi Manera
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4:50 bailo con tanta emoción que se le perdió el paso
03  Calentando la Ilusión
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5:40 mulata tu me derrites la pena de mi corazón
04  Ajiaco
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4:41 tuvreas, tu veras, que rico huele ese ajiaco
05  Mi Solar
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4:57 rumba guaguanco, ay coño que mala esta la cosa
06  Chiquitica
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4:56 no quiero bailar contigo, quiero ser tu dueño
07  Morenita
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5:27 ay que linda morean, dios bendiga mi nena
08  El Muerto
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5:28 el muerto lo que queria era bailar y bailar
09  Ay Coño
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5:26 ....que mala esta la cosa
10  El Cañón De La Habana
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5:32 mi cañón tiene l-a-r-g-a tradición
11  Habana
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3:50 rumba - preciosas mujeres hay en mi cuidad
12  El Robo De La Embajada Sueca
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4:23 interesante uso de la percusión
13  Persecusión, Asaltos y Amores de un Sueco en La Habana
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6:31 como descarga ese tres compadre
14  Calentando la Ilusión (Instrumental)
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4:22 que buen swing tiene este son cubano
While Edesio Alejandro is mostly known for his film-scoring projects, with "Calentando La Ilusión" he delivers a solid sampling of traditional Cuban music.

While Edesio Alejandro is mostly known for his film-scoring projects, with "Calentando La Ilusión" he delivers a solid sampling of traditional Cuban music. All the elements are here: claves clicking out the characteristic 3-2 beat that is at the heart of Cuban music; bongo and conga drums and bells filling out the rhythm; the Cuban bass, staying off the first beat of each measure, then dancing across beats two, three and four; the tres, a tres guitar with three pairs of ringing steel strings; and a solo trumpet, sometimes muted, playing melodic runs on top. The effect is hypnotic, mesmerizing. On top of all this is Adriano Rodriguez's mahogany voice singing the familiar lyrics, sometimes accompanied by a traditional coro. Traditional Cuban music has spawned many different musical styles -- mambo, cha cha, salsa, Latin jazz, soukous, songo -- all very special and beautiful as the music on this CD.

Musicians on "Calentando La Ilusión"

Edesio Alejandro Arranger, Mixing, Recording, Producer, Mastering, Direction
Adriano Rodríguez Lead Vocals
Natalia Herrera Vocals
Alfonsin Quintana Vocals
Idolka de Erbiti Coros
Miguel Ratia Coros
Ernesto Cisneros Timbales
Rangel García Tumbadoras, Bongo
Israel "Cachao" López Bajo Sexto
Cesar Echevarria Mustelier Tres
Gerardo García Guitarra
Enrique Lazaga Guiro
José Ramón Piney Trumpet