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Spanish Harlem Orchestra to Release Self Titled Full Length September 16 Featuring Chick Corea and Joe Lovano; Perfform at SOB's September 29 [TRACKLIST]

By Maria Jean Sullivan m.sullivan@classicalite.com on Sep 08, 2014 11:17 PM EDT

The Spanish Harlem Orchestra will release self-titled full-length on September 16 featuring Jazz Stars Chick Corea and Joe Lovano. To celebrate, they are performing at SOB's in New York City on September 29.

Produced by 13 piece bandleader Oscar Hernandez, the album is a collection of nine newly written original arrangements and three cover compositions. Pianist Chick Corea and saxophonist Joe Lovano close out the album with a Latin jazz reinterpretation of "You And The Night And The Music."

Vocals come to the salsa jazz infused LP via Ray De La Paz, Marco Bermudez and Carlos Cascante. To wit, all tracks are the first or second takes with no click track.

Hernandez has served as the musical director for Paul Simon and Rubén Blades. He also wrote and arranged the theme song for HBO's "Sex in the City."

The orchestra themselves received a Grammy in 2004 for Across 110th Street, a reference to Harlem’s south. They received yet another Grammy for 2007’United We Swing featuring Paul Simon singing "Late in The Evening." And yet a third for Viva La Tradicion, released in 2010.

The tracklist for their latest includes:
1. Latinos Unidos
2. Caribe Soy
3. Escucha Mi Son
4. Bravo Yo Soy
5. Cancion
6. Boogachason
7. This Is Mambo
8. Asi Se Vive
9. Dulce Compañera
10. La Princesa
11. Que Linda Son Las Latinas
12. You And The Night And The Music

Watch below as the Spanish Harlem Orchestra performs "Llego la Banda"  live at the Montreal Jazz Festival. 


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