Alfredo Rodriguez - Tocororo (2016)

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Alfredo Rodriguez - Tocororo (2016)

Alfredo Rodriguez - Tocororo (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 47:35 min | 111 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Mack Avenue

Each recording by Cuban pianist and composer Alfredo Rodríguez tells a story. His albums are not collections of musical pieces but tales told in a distinctive voice. His 2011 debut, 'Sounds of Space', served as an introduction to his bold talent. Guests on 'Tocororo' include Ibrahim Maalouf (trumpet), Richard Bona (vocals, electric bass) and Ibeyi (vocals).

The thirteen tracks on 'Tocororo' - the name refers to Cuba's national bird - include five originals by Rodríguez and a fresh reading of Compay Segundo's classic song "Chan Chan," which became an international hit after the Buena Vista Social Club phenomenon. There are also nods to modern Cuban songwriting such as "Venga La Esperanza" by singer and songwriter Silvio Rodríguez (no relation) and "Sabanas Blancas," a musical postcard of Havana by Gerardo Alfonso.


01. Chan Chan
02. Yemaya (feat. Ibeyi)
03. Raices (Roots) [feat. Richard Bona]
04. Gitanerías (feat. Antonio Lizana)
05. Tocororo (feat. Ganavya)
06. Venga la Esperanza (feat. Ibrahim Maalouf)
07. Ay, Mamá Inés (feat. Richard Bona)
08. Sabanas Blancas (feat. Ibeyi)
09. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
10. Kaleidoscope (feat. Ibrahim Maalouf & Ganavya)
11. Adiós Nonino
12. Meteorite
13. Ay, Mamá Inés (Remix)


Alfredo Rodríguez (piano, Suzuki melodion, synthesizer, vocals),
Reinier Elizarde (acoustic bass),
Michael Olivera (drums, percussion),
Ibeyi, Ganavya Doraiswamy, Antonio Lizana (vocals),
Richard Bona (vocals, electric bass),
Ibrahim Maalouf (trumpet),
Ariel Bringuez (tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, flute).