Ray Barretto – Canto Abacua – 1975

Filmed in 1975.

Ray Barretto with vocalists Humberto “Tito” Gómez and and Rubén Blades. Composition by Rubén Blades.

Posted to YouTube by Salserodel70.

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Se escucha el sonar de tambores
Anuncian la misa pa’l que tenga fe
Y en medio de la noche oscura
Avanzan los fieles con rumbo al bemb

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Salsa Meets Jazz at the Village Gate…

One of the great shining episodes of American music history came to an abrupt end in 1993 when the Village Gate could not maintain in the ferocious Manhattan real estate market (such is the fate of so many creative venues in NYC.) . 

When exactly it started is hard to say, but in … Read more

Get ready for the Jazz Cruise – Winter 2019

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Check out the line up for the 2019 winter cruise while there are still seats to be had: TheJazzCruise.com

Earlier this year, I had the great good fortune to go on this cruise. 

Not only is this the greatest jazz festival at sea, it’s one of the great jazz festivals of the world. Period. 

Remember the … Read more

Ornette’s Artists House loft on Prince Street

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Ornette’s Prince Street experience (Artists House, the space – not the label) was very important to him. Being removed from that creative space was traumatic. His purchase of the Rivington Street school building in December of 1980 was motivated by a desire to recreate and expand on his original Artists House concept.

An … Read more