Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Buena Vista Social Club - Self-Titled (1997)
Best afro-cuban jazz album I know of? Yea. Blues guitarist Ry Cooder is on guitar, which really puts a spin on the typical latino/salsa feel this band puts out. I usually have a hard time reviewing world music, as its a genre that really makes the goal to produce flowing, solid releases. It's usually all about the feel good atmosphere created, prime for singing and dancing. However, I guarantee this band has something special going on that puts them in a different league of their own. This album is continuous perfection that makes you want to just sit on a sun porch all day drinking mai tais in Aruba. Shame we're about to get more snow. Anyhow, this album still resonates even in this cold, dry month.