Suave Suave + 3

Orquesta Revé

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Suave Suave + 3 Review

by John Storm Roberts

One of Cuba's three or four finest modern bands is a fine example of the hot mix of flute-and-fiddle charanga with trombones -- in this case heavier on the trombones than shared by several contemporary Cuban bands. Reve is hot enough to sear steak, and a super mix of classic and new (the singing style re-creates the high nasality of the golden age). The band's also notable for a brilliant pianist. This is fire-and-filigree in an idiom that's one of the most amazing survivals-by-adaptation in new world dance music.

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