Nachito Herrera

Bembé en Mi Casa

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Pianist Nachito Herrera and his versatile ensemble explore a wide variety of Latin music on this continually colorful set, Bembé en Mi Casa. The majority of the selections are Afro-Cuban jazz with a few of the numbers being vocal salsa pieces. Modern jazz is not neglected, nor is the traditional sound of Cuban music of the '50s; all of it contains rich melodies and has the feel of a memorable party. While there are many highlights, Herrera's showcase on the solo piano piece "Capullito de Aleli" takes honors. Recommended to any listeners interested in spirited Latin music.

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