The first series of commercially Oasis Shakermaker descarga jam sessions were recorded mostly between and at the Panart studios in Havana. The sessions where recorded by engineer Fernando Blanco in Havana and then sent for editing to New York.
According to the original liner notes of Volume I, the studio doors where opened at PM and the recordings took place throughout the night.
The album was finished in Miami in The album, credited to "Cachao y su ritmo caliente" Cachao and his hot rhythmhas been described as a "historic recording" with a "classic rhythm section" and "the true salsa musician's bible on record". Simultaneously with the Panart recordings from Havana, Tito Puente recorded a full descarga album inPuente in Percussion. Like Cuban Jam Session Vol Ithe album features variations on mambo themes, although the focus of Tito's recordings is the percussion section, lacking a pianist to play the guajeos.
The album closer is a 7-minute descarga-jazz with guest Doc Severinsen on lead trumpet. Unlike his Harbinger Second Coming album, this one featured a heavy percussion section courtesy of Los Papines. In addition, Cachao performed on bass. Cachao's influence is notable in jams such as "Descarga Cachao" and "Descarga Malanga".
During the early s the descarga genre was revitalized in New York by the Alegre All-Stars, an ensemble featuring the most successful artists in the Alegre Records roster. The albums were produced by Al Santiago, who chose Charlie Palmieri as music director, and they would have a major influence on the development of salsa, launching the careers of artists such as Johnny PachecoCheo Feliciano and Barry Rogers.
InJerry Masucci and Johnny Pacheco, the owners of Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente Cuban Jam Sessions In Miniature Descargas York's leading salsa label, Fania Recordsdecided to start another project Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente Cuban Jam Sessions In Miniature Descargas the vein of the Alegre All-Stars but with a different approach: the music would now revolve around large-ensemble salsa played live instead of the s Panart studio descarga style.
The group played extended descargas with a modern salsa sound. Half of the recorded tracks were danzones composed by Cachao during his early career, whereas the other half consisted of Afro-Cuban descargas, as in the later stages of Cachao's career. On September 18,at the Monterey Jazz FestivalTito Puente in collaboration with vibraphonist Cal Tjader introduced descarga for the first time to the mainstream jazz audience with his closing minute rendition of the classic son "Pare Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente Cuban Jam Sessions In Miniature Descargas written by Marcelino Guerra.
Starting inthe Cuban all-star ensemble Charlie Mingus East Coasting de Areito directed by Juan Pablo Torres released five albums consisting exclusively of descargas.
Both albums comprise a series of jazzy jams with a variety of themes, from heavy Afro-Cuban percussion to salsa and guaracha. Both albums include the tracks "Bocachaby" and "Walpataca II".
During the s the descarga format gained worldwide popularity due to the release of several highly successful albums. Another Cuban all-star ensemble, Caravana Cubana, recorded and released two albums at the turn of the century, Late Night Sessions The Heliocentrics 13 Degrees Of Reality Del alma Described as a "serendipitous union Albert Collins Ice Pickin stellar jammers", both sessions include descargas combined with various genres ranging from son to rumba.
Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente Cuban Jam Sessions In Miniature Descargas general, descargas are long improvised pieces characterised by the inclusion The All Saved Freak Band Brainwashed repeated guajeos and tumbaos.
Solos are often performed by the different musicians, including the singers if any. Simple choruses are usually repeated by the backing vocalists coro.
Descargas often have a "cyclical harmonic structure of relatively few chords". Felix Contreras. Historic Panart Records sessions have been remastered and collected in a new five volume set. If there was ever a Holy Grail of classic Cuban music, this collection would be inside.
Havana during this time span was a hotbed of musical activity and innovation. The demand for entertainment was constant in the nightclubs, concert venues and the bigger entertainment spots like the legendary Tropicana Cabaret that featured large orchestras and floor shows that included elaborate dance revues.
When those musicians were done entertaining the audiences, they gathered at jam sessions, or descargas, to entertain themselves. That's where these recordings were made. Our guest this week is the album's co-producer Judy Cantor-Navas.
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