De Cuba Pa’l Mundo Entero – Adalberto Álvarez y Su Son

De Cuba Pa’l Mundo Entero – Adalberto Álvarez y Su Son

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I was wondering at the long pause after Álvarez’s last release in 2013.  Having hoped he

would use the time well, I’m in no way disappointed. The catalogue number makes me wonder if this has been in the bag for a while and, like so many things in Cuba, delayed. All the same, this is fresh sounding,  modern Cuban Son. It’s detailed, beautifully worked and contains, to my mind, two absolute classics.
The material is clearly stretching to satisfy multiple markets, but also to be true to Cuban roots. With baritone sax among the brass, as well as tres and keyboard, the sound lies someway between Willie Rosario’s orchestra and a Son conjunto with pailas added for good measure. Even if some of the themes aren’t quite as rich as his older material, the arrangements have all the depth you could ask for, the band is superb, and anyway, there are two reworked number from way back. Included are a couple of warblers with all the hackneyed chord progressions a romántica lover could want, but even these are so well done. There are several uptempo dancers with plenty to get your teeth into, Rienda Suelta in a traditional Son style, a tasty update of Si No La Quieres, Dejala Que Se Vaya and then there are two numbers of a kind that just don’t turn up so often these days, let alone both on the same album.
El Mal De La Hipocrecía, like Si No La Quieres, dates back to the  80’s when Felix Baloy sang with the band. Always a personal favourite, this does complete justice to the original. Less angular, and with a gorgeous coro and tres, this is pure class. Play them back to back to see which has the edge. Los Buenos y Los Malos is new but wants for nothing. My tip for track of the year, the arrangements are rich and textured, never overdone. The pace is measured and the vocals outstanding. Wow! I’ve seen Los Buenos fill dance floors several times. El Mal De La Hipocrecía would too, if DJ’s played it. Both are essential tracks.
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