Havana-born Latin music legends Candido and Graciela are two of the survivors of the Cubop movement of the late 1940s, which fused Cuban rhythms with big-band jazz. These masters of the art bring a unique style and easy camaraderie to this recording, highlighted by Graciela 's call-and-response interplay with the band and Candido's subtle wizardry on the conga drums. What you have is inolvidable, unforgettable.
Main Artists Candido Camero and Graciela Perez
Sonny Bravo, piano
Candido Camero, congas
Andrew Gonzalez, double bass
Joseph Julian Gonzalez, background vocals
Xiomara Laugart, vocals
Jorge Maldonado, background vocals
Manny Oquendo, percussion
Eddie Perales, flute
Graciela Perez Grillo, vocals
Frederico Britos Ruiz
Producer David Chesky, Nelson Gonzalez
Executive Producer Norman Chesky
Co-Producer Charles Carlini, Bryn Chernoff, Lisa Hershfield
Engineer Rick Eckerle, Barry Wolifson
Assistant Engineer Matthew Epstein, Dominick Maita
Editing Engineer Nicholas Prout
Mastering Engineer Nicholas Prout
This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.
Liner notes by Robert Dominguez.
Art Direction by Aldo Sampieri.
Reviews"... like stepping into a time machine back to the late 1940s, the golden age of the Palladium Ballroom ... Candido displays a technique and sense of timing that is as natural as breathing ... Graciela then adds the requisite majesty." - Jazz Times