7 May 2006
LOUIS BELLSON & WALFREDO LOS REYES - ECUE RITMOS CUBANOS
Beat this for a line up.......
Louis Bellson Drums, moog drum
Walfredo De Los Reyes, Sr. Conga, timbales, cowbell, clave, percussion
Walfredo De Los Reyes, Jr. Pans, drums, maracas, chekere
Alejandro Acuña Drums
Francisco Aguabella Batá, conga, quinto, claves
Emil Richards Cuica, vibes, afuche
Manolo Badrena Chekere, cowbell, roto toms, african bells
John B. Williams, Jr. Acoustic and fender bass
Israel "Cachao" Lopez Fender baby bass, acoustic bass, fender piano
Clare Fischer Electric piano
Luis Conte Conga
"Paquito" Francisco Hechavarria Electric piano, moog synth
Lew Tabackin Flute, tenor sax
Cat Anderson Trumpet
"El Negro" Vivar Trumpet
Recorded in 1978 with a totally banging rhythm section this lp is the best thing Bellson ever did. Completely on the case Bellson gathered the finest percussionists with the greatest afro cuban bass player Cachao and comitted this fantastic lp to wax.No more needs to be said - just download it !
This is ripped from vinyl but its also available on cd .One of my all time top 5.