25 Mar '13, 4pm
Read the review for Spectra Jazz Artists - GUISANDO CALIENTE and their CD "COOLANTRO"
Better Late Than Never Dept: This one slipped by me when it first came out, in no small part because frankly, I don't normally go about looking for yet another version of standards like Perdido and Night in Tunisia , and when I see new track lists full of those titles, my instinctive reaction is usually "Next case!" unless there is a compelling reason to stop and listen for something different. (Yes, these songs are genuine classics, and great music is timeless, but just how many cover versions of these does a fellow need to have on his shelf already? I don't own fifteen versions of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony either.) However, curiosity got the better of me this time -- the leader of Guisando Caliente , Frankie Piñeiro , also happens to be the host of one of the best Latin Jazz radio shows in the United States, The Afro-Cuban Jazz Edition (at this writing, every other Tues...