Irakere: Misa Negra
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||Concierto Para Metales||Irakere||8:47||$1.79||View In iTunes|
||Misa Negra: Rezo / Acercamiento / Llegada y Desarrollo / Despadid||Irakere||17:05||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Samba Para Enrique||Irakere||6:08||$1.79||View In iTunes|
||El Duke||Irakere||8:54||$1.79||View In iTunes|
Irakere has been heralded as one of the best big bands in the world. Propelled by a driving rhythm section and potent horn section, this Cuban band won the Latin Grammy Awards in 1979 and 1980. On this 1986 recording, the band sinks its collective teeth into a few originals, including the 17-minute, four-part title track, as well as a cover of Dave Brubeck's "El Duke." In his liner notes, Luis Tamargo states: "The vigor of Irakere lies within each individual performer, and there are no weak loops in the band's musical chain."
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s