Rubalcaba Meets Ray: Pan Jazz Conversations 2 A Musical Treasure HDCD

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24Bit HDCD Technology!

Executive Producer Simeon Sandiford succeeded in breathing new life into ten intoxicating arrangements by Cuba's own undisputed King of Charanga with an infusion of 'overdubs' by virtuoso Steelpan composer/arranger/performer Ray Holman. It is now possible to re-issue the original album inclusive of two of Ray's compositions, in multiple high-resolution digital formats.

Pan-Jazz is the term commonly used to describe the fusion of Caribbean rhythms and melodies with jazz harmony and improvisation. Fronted by the Steelpan (Pan), exponents often venture further to include East Indian and Afro-Latin genres. Its beginnings may be traced to the 1950s in Trinidad and Tobago, birthplace of the instrument.

The late Scofield Pilgrim, Ray Holman, Earl Rodney, Emmanuel 'Cobo Jack' Riley, and others, experimented with the form and meter of traditional calypsos while interpolating jazz harmonies and solos in their renditions. Simultaneously, they established the soprano pan as a viable lead instrument apart from its context in the steel orchestra.

The Pacific Micronics High Definition Compatible Digital recording process HDCD was co-invented by well-known audio engineer Keith O. Johnson and computer software designer Michael Plaumer. It utilizes a highly sophisticated encode/decode system that greatly reduces both additive and subtractive distortions, which are manifested during conventional digital recording and playback.

• 24Bit HDCD technology
• Made in the USA
• Recorded in Trinidad and Tobago

Guillermo Gonzalez Camejo "Rubalcaba" (3,10,11)
Ray Holman , double tenor solo (1, 7, 13)
Joaquin Rodrigo, composer (2)
Barbarito Diez, vocals (4,6,)
Guido Lopez Gavilan, composer (5)
Richard Addiensell, composer (8)
Tito Gomez, vocals (9, 12)
Marcelino Guerra, vocals (12)

1. Plenty Lovin'
2. Concierto de Arranjuez
3. Los Recuerdos de Mirtha
4. La Verdad
5. Sol de Batey
6. Volvi a Querer
7. My Country
8. Concierto en Varsovia
9. Motivo
10. Un Danzon para Elizabeth
11. Chiquitica Rubalcaba
12. Cochero Pare
13. Palada para Rubalcaba

Total playing time, 59:16

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