Raphy Leavitt y Su Orquesta La Selecta


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Raphy Leavitt, in his fourth album, shows great progress on the musical side, thanks to Elías Lopés and the inventive Jorge Millet for their expert charts. As a composer, he scores on topics like self-torture, deceit, and emotional injury; like their preceding Jibaro Soy, Puerto Rican décimas are the grist of the mill in a tune like "Lamento Jíbaro." Ex-Roberto Roena & His Apollo Sound vocalist Dino Guy Casiano brings melancholy to a tune like "Dueña y Señora." Strangely, Leavitt's musical renewal was one of the reasons for the band's slow downslide (the public preferred the band's original rough sound); it should not deviate the audiophile listener (and avid salsa fans) from giving merit and reconsideration on that advancement.

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