Elio Villafranca & Jass Syncopators

Elio Villafranca & Jass Syncopators live at Dizzy’s Club in NYC.

They project the energy of a symphonic orchestra, but it’s just five cats.

Elio Villafranca – piano
Sean Jones – trumpet
Greg Tardy – sax
Gregg August – bass
Willie Jones III – drums

– Ken McCarthy
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La Familia Valera Miranda

Notes:

Enjoy this song “Llora mi Nena” filmed in our house in Santiago de Cuba with Compay Segundo, Eliades Ochoa and Pio Leyva of Buena Vista Social Club fame in 1996.

La Familia Valera Miranda “Llora mi Nena”. Kiki Valera – Cuban cuatro; Félix Valera – lead vocals/guitar; Carmen Rosa Alarcón – maracas; Raúl Félix Valera– bass; Ernesto Valera – bongo; Radames Gonzales – vocals/clave.

– Ken McCarthy
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Oscar Hernandez – Life and Music

A super interview with Bobby Sanabria and master pianist, arranger, and bandleader Oscar Hernandez

But first, this great lesson/demo with Oscar and Friends

The Interview

The Quintet performs “Timeshift”

Spanish Harlem Orchestra performs “La Salsa Dura”

– Ken McCarthy
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Bobby Sanabria’s tribute to Cándido Camero

This is a program that student, colleague, and long time supporter Bobby Sanabria created as a tribute to his friend Cándido Camero (1921- 2020)

Originally broadcast on WBGO.org
Support info

Playlist

“Kenya (feat. Candido)”
Bobby Sanabria & Manhattan School Of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra
Kenya Revisited Live! (feat. Candido)
2009 Jazzheads

“Conga Jam”
Candido
Hands of Fire (Manos de Fuego): 60 Years of Cuban Music Exuberance
2010 Latin Jazz Records

“Different Bells”
Billy Taylor
Billy Taylor Trio with Candido
Prestige

“Cheek to Cheek”
Candido Camero
Candido
1956 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

“Perdido”
Candido Camero
Candido
1956 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

“Candido’s Camera”
Candido Camero
Candido
1956 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

“So Beats My Heart for You”
Tony Bennett
The Beat of My Heart
Originally Recorded 1957 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. Originally Released 1957 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. WARNING: All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

“Wild Jungle (2000 Remastered Version)”
Machito
Kenya
2000 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

“Jungoso”
ARTIST:Sonny Rollins
ALBUM:What’s New?
LABEL:℗ 1962, All Rights Reserved by BMG Music

“Conga Soul”
ARTIST:Candido
ALBUM:Conga Soul
LABEL:Roulette

“Take More Candi”
Candido
Snowboy Presents: Afro Cuban Kaleidoscope
This Compilation ℗ 2008 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

“Pinebo (My Story)”
Ellen McIlwaine
Up from the Skies: The Polydor Years
This Compilation ℗ 1998 The Island Def Jam Music Group

“Jimmy Jean”
Ellen McIlwaine
Up from the Skies: The Polydor Years
This Compilation ℗ 1998 The Island Def Jam Music Group

“Busca El Alfiler”
Alfredo Valdes
Pionero Del Son
2007 Cobo Music Inc.

“Wild Jungle (feat. Candido)”
Bobby Sanabria & Manhattan School Of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra
Kenya Revisited Live! (feat. Candido)
2009 Jazzheads

“The Five Year Plan (feat. Kari-B3)”
Benjamin Lapidus
Ochosi Blues (feat. Kari-B3)
2014 Benjamin Lapidus

“Mayeya”
Candido
Hands of Fire (Manos de Fuego): 60 Years of Cuban Music Exuberance
2010 Latin Jazz Records

“Manteca”
Bobby Sanabria Big Band
Afro-Cuban Dream: Live & in Clave!
2006 Arabesque Recordings

“Que Viva Candido!”
Bobby Sanabria Big Band
Multiverse
2012 Jazzheads, Inc.

– Ken McCarthy
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Candido on the tres

Candido was known for his peerless work as a bongero and congero.

He also played a mean bass and tres which he mastered as a kid growing up in Havana.

In 1984, Alfredo Valdez talked him into recording on the tres.

Disfruta los resultados

Credits:

Bass – Marino Solano
Bongos – Juan Méndez
Claves – Mario Muñoz “Papito”*
Congas – Alberto “Virgilio” Valdés
Design – Steve Quintana III*
Engineer – Jack Adelman
Guitar – Israel Berrios
Liner Notes – Sergio Bofill
Maracas – Caito
Tres – Candido
Trumpet – Alfredo “Chocolate” Armenteros
Vocals – Alfredo Valdes

– Ken McCarthy
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“Isora Club” – from Cachao

Another clip from the wonderful Andy Garcia made about Cachao.

A little talk followed by a beautiful rendition of “Isora Club.”

– Ken McCarthy
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