COMPOSERS: Sierra Maestra
WORKS: Rumbero Soy
PERFORMER: Sierra Maestra
CATALOGUE NO: TUGCD 1027
SIERRA MAESTRA were early Cuban revivalists, and they play an upbeat set with energy to keep you hooked until the bogus party ending to mark their 25th anniversary. One of their assets is self-renewal.
This time there’s a strong lead trumpet (beware if unruly flourishes are not your thing) and flamboyant, up-front percussion. Listeners would surely be happy without guests, but they are the fashion with record companies so there are spots from guitarist Marc Ribot (quite discreet), and two Buena Vista Social Club oldies.