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Fonseca, Roberto / Abuc
Album:Abuc Collection:World
Artist:Fonseca, Roberto Added:12/2016
Label:Impulse Records 

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Add Date:2016-12-06 Pull Date:2017-02-07 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:5 Feb29 Jan22 Jan15 Jan1 Jan25 Dec18 Dec11 Dec
Airplays:11121242

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1.Wed, 08 Feb 17:Decca
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4.Wed, 18 Jan 17:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Wed, 01 Feb 17:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
5.Sat, 14 Jan 17:Eme O
Music Casserole
3.Wed, 25 Jan 17:Decca
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6.Wed, 11 Jan 17:Decca
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Album Review
Kamla Bhatt
Reviewed 2016-12-05 
If Cuban music with a dash of jazz is one of your music preferences then this is your kind of album. ABUC is CUBA spelt backwards and that should give you a clue that this is a thougtfully put album by Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca. He was with the Buena Vista Social Club and the bandleader for Omara Portuondo, the Cuban singer.

This is Fonseca's 8th album and is a nice collection of different kinds of Cuban music. It is like a little history lesson of Cuban music. The album features Trombone Shorty, Dayme Arocena, Rafael Lay and others.

Try 1, 2,3,5,7,19,11,14

1. Catcy. Upbeat. Big sound. Trombone Shorty plays the trombone.
2. An arresting start to this Mambo track. Perez Prado comes to mind.
3. Reminds you a bit of Buena Vista Social Club. Wistful & lovely.
4. Slow & thoughtful.
5. Happy sounds. Upbeat.
6. Unusual mix of notes - jazzy
7. Infectious tune. A tinge of Take 5 perhaps?
8. Short. Sounds like a ceremonial procession.
9. Habenara & I thought Bizet's Carmen. NOT. This is Fonseca's composition. Modern and slow.
10. Peppy. Upbeat.
11. This one has that definite Cuban flavor.Play it & you'll discover what I mean.
12. Slow & pensive song.
13. Roberto Fonseca talks in this track. Spanish.
14. Same as track #1. Catchy. Upbeat. Trombone Shorty plays the trombone.

Track Listing
1.Cubana Chant 8.Tierra Santa Santiago De Cuba
2.Afro Mambo 9.Habanera
3.Tumbao De La Unidad 10.Soul Guardians
4.Contradanza Del Espiritu 11.Asera Monina Banco
5.Tierra Santa 12.Despues
6.Sagrado Corazon 13.Velas Y Flores
7.Family 14.Cubano Chant