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Tiempo Libre / Bach In Havana
Album:Bach In Havana Collection:World
Artist:Tiempo Libre Added:05/2009
Label:Sony Classical 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-05-31 Pull Date:2009-08-02 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:2 Aug26 Jul19 Jul12 Jul5 Jul28 Jun14 Jun7 Jun
Airplays:14412232

Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 28 Jul 09:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
4.Tue, 21 Jul 09:Fo
No Cover No Minimum at the Cafe Bohemian
2.Fri, 24 Jul 09:Decca
The Rent Party
5.Sat, 18 Jul 09:Eme O
Music Casserole
3.Wed, 22 Jul 09:DJ Karat
Who Knows?
6.Fri, 17 Jul 09:Decca
The Rent Party

Album Review
Decca
Reviewed 2009-05-30 
This 2-time Grammy-nominated Miami-based Cuban band combines Bach with Afro-Cuban music for a unique, ambitious release that is refreshingly successful. The musicianship is first rate throughout with hot horns, sassy and sophisticated piano, sharp yet subtle percussion. You’ll recognize the Bach source for each, but the arrangements and playing turn it on its head & makes it so different.

1. Hip & brassy conga w/layers of perc, brass & vocals.
*2. Sexy, jazzy cha-cha-cha w/fabulous piano. So good.
*3. Soft and romantic bolero for piano, sax, perc. Sigh…
*4. Delicious, upbeat w/tight arrangement. Wonderfully lush.
*5. Sweet, syncopated wiggle w/great keys, perc, brass.
*6. Solo African shekere. Starts slow, then picks up w/vocals.
7. Piano & perc square off. The minuet was never like this. Mid/up
8. Sweet & reflective at first then brassy w/vocals & energy.
9. A romantic dance that gets bright & playful and then goes back.
*10. Upbeat timba w/fire and energy. Great work from all.
*11. Slow, pious choral mass leads into warm & stylish Cuban jazz.


Track Listing
1.Tu Conga Bach 6.Mi Orisha
2.Fuga 7.Minuet In G
3.Air On A G String 8.Olas De Yemaya
4.Clave In C Minor 9.Baqueteto Con Bajo
5.Gavotte 10.Timbach
 11.Kyrie