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Estoy Como Nunca
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
With his 10-gallon hat and cowboy boots, the Santiago-born Vocalist-guitarist Eliades Ochoa is known as the "cowboy" of the world-renowned Buena Vista Social Club. Because of his success with that group, he's made a few r... more »
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With his 10-gallon hat and cowboy boots, the Santiago-born Vocalist-guitarist Eliades Ochoa is known as the "cowboy" of the world-renowned Buena Vista Social Club. Because of his success with that group, he's made a few recordings of his own as the leader of Quarteto Patria. On this CD, Ochoa's romantic tenor voice and bouncy guitar playing are marvelously motored by the rhythms of the Cuban son. Along with trumpeter Anibal Avila, Ochoa is joined by special guest singer Raul Malo of the Mavericks on "No Me Preguntes Tanto," and guitarist David Hidalgo of Los Lobos lends his plectral pulsations to the title cut. Compay Segundo's heartfelt "Llora Mi Nena," and "El Chicarron es Pellejo" best reveal the rural blend of Spanish and African rhythms, melodies, instruments, and song forms that Eliades Ochoa highlights so well in his artistry. --Eugene Holley Jr.
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Buena Vista Gem
Justin Peterson | Madrid, Spain | 09/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you liked the beautiful, touching, often melancholic sounds of Ochoa's guitar in Buena Vista, you will love the album. The artist does not stray from his recipe. Guitar. Cuban tunes. Simple. Nothing fancy. Just wonderful, wonderful music played with real heart and talent."
Better than ever
Enrique Torres | San Diegotitlan, Califas | 01/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Eliades Ochoa, one of the international stars that grew out of the Buena Vista Social Club has an incredible and unique style that conveys the best of Cuban music. Simplistic in sound, complex in technique, Ochoa presents another release that is on par with his other solo efforts. This disc is another example of his masterful interpretations. Slightly different from his previous two solo efforts with Cuarteto Patria, Ocoa is still featured as the soloist but the emphasis has been placed on the arrangements and orchestration. His signature guitar pickings can still be distinguished but in a more subdued manner although he has extensive solos on several numbers. On one song in particular, "Siboney ," is an all acoustic instrumental that is a marvel of interpretation of a classic song with the bass thumping, gently like a mild shore break on the shores of the beach while the guitars interact like palm trees swaying in the breeze. Most of the songs feature the Cuban Guarachas or Son that exhibits the playful lyrics that result from life in the(el campo) country. The other musicians featured are all top notch, including several other Ochoas in the Cuarteto Patria. The driving horn section and soulful trunpet solos lends to the happy festive sound that permeates from a seemingly contradictory lament. Eliades Ochoas voice is the perfect Cuban massage, his river-rock-gravely voice has been tempered by many years of experience. If you have not heard Eliades Ochoa you are missing one of the best Cuban musicians who continues to develop; get this disc now for a real Cuban music treat. If you are already familiar with Ochoa and liked his other works you will definetly not be dissappointed. This is an excellent CD to add to your world or Cuban music collection."
Salvador Molina Zavala | Farsund, Vest Agder Norway | 09/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Este CD es maravilloso, Eliades Ochoa es un guitarrista original, y su musica tambien , compralo que esta super bueno."