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Master Session 1

CachaoAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Cachao’s Mambo All-Stars, carry on the legacy of the Grammy-winning bassist and composer Israel “Cachao” Lopez, the legendary “father of the mambo”. Cachao’s Mambo All-Stars’ energetic “descargas”, are improvised, Latin jam sessions of which Cachao was both inventor and master of. They conjure images of Havana’s heyday, and remember ... Read more in Amazon's Cachao Store

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  • Audio CD (February 1, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • ASIN: B0012GMYJ6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,375 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Al Fin Te Ví (I Finally Saw You)
2. Isora Club
3. Mambo
4. El Son No Ha Muerto (The Son Has Not Died)
5. Lindo Yambú (Beautiful Yambú)
6. Mi Guajira (My Country Girl)
7. Lluvia, Viento y Caña (Rain, Wind and Reeds)
8. Club Social de Marianao (Marianao Social Club)
9. A Gozar con Mi Combo (To Rejoice with My Combo)
10. Cachao's Güiro
11. El Alcalde (The Mayor)
12. Descarga Cachao

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MASTER'S PIECE December 2, 1999
Format:Audio CD
POWERFUL! ... TOP NOTCH ARRANGEMENTS! ... In this album, you get a truly masterful performance from Cachao and company. In this offering he is surrounded by a roster of talent that has only been equaled twice before in the very rich history of latin music. Those other recordings are as follows; 1. "Estrellas Areito vol. 1 - 4", Areito label and 2. Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nueyorquino vol. 1 - 2", Salsoul label. To say that it is the among the very best Cuban music EVER recorded is truly an understatement, from the opening track to the very last one, what one gets is Afro-cuban music played with a pure passion and love. It is obvious just by listening that the musicians in this album played with their hearts exposed. I was not present at the recording but i know that the head charts and arrangements were used only to begin each session. It is phyically impossible to write and then have each member play the music contained in this recording. An improvisers paradise. It is very rare for musicians to find themselves in a setting where all of their emotions flow with electrically charged passion as with this album. As a collector of Cuban music, I have heard most of what has been recorded. This ranks among the very best of them all (...and there are 1000's of excellent records of Cuban music). If you are just discovering Cuban music, this is a perfect place to begin exploring. For those already baptized, GET THIS ONE!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential latin music February 25, 2005
By Marcos
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This CD should be in the collection of every latin music lover. It should be a required study material for those who want to make salsa. No, it's not salsa but rather father mambo, mother guajirra, aunt descarga, and grandma rumba.

The musician lineup is spectacular including Jimmy Bosch(trombone) and Nestor Torres(flute). And all of these under the man who created mambo and descarga. Cachao masterfully utilizes the skills of these experts to redo some of his old songs, and perform new ones.

Unfortunately the complexities in the music can only be heard in a high end sound system, so don't buy this CD to listen to it while you drive to your favorite latin club, unless you own a Benz. Another detail that makes it different is that the songs flow for as long as they must rather than be rushed to the four minute industry standard.

For those who are only aquainted with modern latin music, expect the same instrumentation as Salsa, but with a more classical feel where vocals come second to the instruments. After listening to this CD you will be able to dissect most Salsa and further understand where it falls stylistically.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the very best cuban music ever October 14, 2003
Format:Audio CD
The quality of the sound and the magical expertise of some of the best musicians from Cuba come together in this album.
This is what we call "the real thing"... as real and as good as it can possibly be...
This is definitely a must have album for anyone, like me, who treasures the tropical music of the Caribbean and Latin America.
I also recommend the Volume II of the Master Sessions just as highly. These are some of the best collector's CD's money can buy...
If it was possible, I would give it six stars out of five!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great Latin jazz album February 18, 2002
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First of all, I love the bass. Second of all, I love Latin music and Latin jazz. Well, that means that his album is one of my all time favorites -- it swings! Not only is every track great, the recording is very high quality and will highlight any audiophile system. I have scores of great Latin music, but this is one of the CDs I keep coming back to time after time. Israel Lopez is one of the world's greatest living bass players (his nickname is Cachao) -- I've been meaning to buy volume 2 as well which should be just as good. This one is a winner.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Viva Cachao January 5, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
How can you embody a lifetime of music into one CD? You can't, that would be for the naive. This CD however, kicks $%%#@!. Emilio Estefan (Gloria's husband) and actor Andy Garcia produces; many, many artists contribute, and all you have to do is listen, dammit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Master's Piece March 22, 2007
By Canuco
Format:Audio CD
POWERFUL! ... TOP NOTCH ARRANGEMENTS! ... In this album, you get a truly masterful performance from Cachao and company. In this offering he is surrounded by a roster of talent that has only been equaled twice before in the very rich history of Latin music. Those other recordings are as follows; 1. "Estrellas Areito vol. 1 - 4, on the Areito label and 2. Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nueyorquino vol. 1 - 2", on the Salsoul label. To say that it is the among the very best Cuban music EVER recorded is truly an understatement, from the opening track to the very last one, what one gets is Afro-Cuban music played with a pure passion and love. It is obvious just by listening that the musicians in this album played with their hearts exposed. I was not present at the recording but I know that the head charts and arrangements were used only to begin each session. It is extremely difficult to write and then have each member play the music contained in this recording. An improvisers paradise. It is very rare for musicians to find themselves in a setting where all of their emotions flow with electrically charged passion as with this album. As a collector of Cuban music, I have listened to a large chunk of what has been recorded. This recording ranks among the very best of them all (...and there are 1000's of excellent records of Cuban music). If you are just discovering Cuban music, this is a perfect place to begin exploring. For those already baptized, GET THIS ONE!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
most excellent!
Published 4 days ago by Freud
5.0 out of 5 stars Cachao the Master.
Cachao was original and a Master of these styles. A must listen Recordiing. Traditional, exciting and hypnotising with a symphonic, compositional style.
Published 7 months ago by Drummertech57
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I could give one to everybody on earth,well,I'll just turn it...
this is what I live for,the talent and passion is epic,only thing wrong is it's too short,my heart is soothed my mind is freed,
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Published 9 months ago by Lou Weber
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent upbeat, positive music with rhythm
I like the music; I like the brass, reed, and string instruments mixed in with the drums - its just good, upbeat, positive rhythmic music that makes me feel good - and that's what... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jay
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice!!!
This CD is great! I am glad I got it, although I bought it for my man, but he has this CD already. I listen to Cachao everyday. It's great!
Published 17 months ago by Marie Conyers
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm In Love with Cachao
Absolutely luscious music. Playful, funny, romantic, dancy (is that a word?). This is gorgeous stuff. A fine fine artist and an excellent compilation. Buy it!
Published 23 months ago by Flower Mouth
5.0 out of 5 stars El Maestro Cachao is in the house!
Don't expect a typical salsa album with this one. This is Cachao, Cuba's master bassist, painting a picture of Cuba's various sounds as Picasso would a masterpiece. Read more
Published on March 7, 2011 by Charlie Farrar
4.0 out of 5 stars A Master At Work
This recording fits in more as a classic of Cuban music rather than as a popular musical offering. The music is subtle and therefore will not appeal to the mass public. Read more
Published on November 3, 2010 by Carlos Enriquez
5.0 out of 5 stars LATIN BEST OF THE BEST
this is my third copy bougth on this ALBUM and the music is still frech, like taken out of the island for the first time, even tought i have not been there, Cachao's music takes... Read more
Published on August 4, 2003 by Fernando Costabella Gomez
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