Ritmo Y Sabor

Regular price ¥4,800
Label: EM Records – EM1079LP, Vox Music – VM0003
Record, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
Country: Japan
Released: 2008 Released: 1975

Media Condition: Very Good+ (VG+)
Sleeve Condition: Very Good+ (VG+)

recorded music
A1 Rumbon En Casa De Cando
A2 Afro Funky
A3 Sabor A Mantecado
B1 Abacua
B2 Son Montuno
B3 Cosa De Manteca
B4 Gozando El Timbal

A remastered reissue album of Manteca jointly released by VOX MUSIC in Osaka, EM RECORDS, and UK Honest Jones.

“<Manteca>, also known as Lazaro Pula, is a Cuban bongo master who has been active since the 1940s. Discovered by the giant of Cuban music, pianist and composer Ernesto Lecuona (*famous for the author of the standard, ''The Breeze and I''), he joined The Cuban Boys, which he conducted, and became a Cuban musician at the time. Acted as a vanguard of global music trends. Manteca has been involved in many recordings in Cuba, but very few of the leader works he recorded either solo or as a small combo. This album is one of his few leader works, and it is a rare album that thoroughly listens to the core part of Cuban percussion.

This work is said to have been recorded in Miami with American musicians when Manteca traveled to the United States as a member of a Cuban band in the early 70's (*accurate information is not available), and is heavy and Americana funk-like. Based on a tight electric bass and drums, Manteca hits bongos/timbales hard, making it a truly hardcore Afro-Cuban funk. In particular, "Afro Funky", with its roaring electric bass, is a top tune famous as a deadly heavy Latin funk that even fans of Har-You Percussion Group fainted. Thanks to that, the original LP is always a competition.
In addition, this LP issue is completely different from the mastering of the CD board, which has caused some controversy with its penapena sound (?). JKT is an original artwork specification! 』