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Ray Barretto - Que Viva la Música (1972/2023) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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Ray Barretto - Que Viva la Música (1972/2023) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Ray Barretto - Que Viva la Música (1972/2023) [Official Digital Download 24/192]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 36:08 minutes | 1,44 GB
Latin Jazz, Salsa | Studio Master, Official Digital Download

Craft Latino releases the post-50th anniversary reissue of Ray Barretto’s classic salsa album, Que Viva La Música. A landmark title in the influential bandleader and conguero’s prolific catalog, Que Viva La Música features such favorites as “Cocinando,” “La Pelota,” and the title track – all performed by Barretto’s legendary original band (including Adalberto Santiago and Orestes Vilató). The long-out-of-print album was cut from the original master tapes (AAA) by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and is making it's high-resolution digital debut.

Considered by many Afro-Cuban music scholars to be a highlight of Barretto’s prolific career – as well as a touchstone of ’70s salsa music, Que Viva La Música found the bandleader reaching a new apex. In liner notes for an earlier CD edition of the album, music journalist Ernesto Lechner wrote that the artist’s “transition from the early charanga and Latin soul excursions of the ’60s to the hard-edged salsa sound of the ’70s had been successfully completed. Barretto had raised the temperature of his music as high as it could possibly get. The beats, the swing, and the intensity of his musical manifesto was simply reckless. His band, too, had achieved a complete communion of musical souls….”

Remaining active until his death in 2006, Barretto released more than 50 albums during his career, including nine with his celebrated band, New World Spirit, in the ’90s and 2000s. Among many honors, Barretto earned a GRAMMY® for his 1988 collaboration with Celia Cruz, Ritmo en el Corazón, while in 1999, he was inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame. In his final year, he received the prestigious Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


1. Ray Barretto - Que Viva la Música
2. Ray Barretto - Bruca Maniguá
3. Ray Barretto - La Pelota
4. Ray Barretto - El Tiempo lo Dirá
5. Ray Barretto - Cocinando
6. Ray Barretto - Triunfó el Amor
7. Ray Barretto - Alafia Cumaye

foobar2000 1.6.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2023-05-26 08:38:39

Analyzed: Ray Barretto / Que Viva la Música

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR12 -0.22 dB -15.83 dB 5:30 01-Que Viva la Música
DR13 -0.20 dB -16.15 dB 4:06 02-Bruca Maniguá
DR12 -0.34 dB -16.03 dB 4:18 03-La Pelota
DR13 -0.22 dB -15.88 dB 4:23 04-El Tiempo lo Dirá
DR14 -0.20 dB -17.06 dB 10:13 05-Cocinando
DR13 -0.77 dB -16.90 dB 3:10 06-Triunfó el Amor
DR12 -0.20 dB -15.32 dB 4:36 07-Alafia Cumaye

Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5713 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Thanks to the Original customer.