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Inolvidable (Hybr)
Candido, Graciela
Inolvidable (Hybr)
Genres: International Music, Jazz, Latin Music
 
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The story behind Inolvidable is as fascinating and charming as the music itself. The 82-year-old conguero Candido Camero lured 88-year-old vocalist Graciela out of retirement for this project, despite the fact that she was...  more »

     
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All Artists: Candido, Graciela
Title: Inolvidable (Hybr)
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Chesky Records
Release Date: 3/22/2005
Album Type: Hybrid SACD - DSD
Genres: International Music, Jazz, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Latin Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 090368024923, 090368029768

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The story behind Inolvidable is as fascinating and charming as the music itself. The 82-year-old conguero Candido Camero lured 88-year-old vocalist Graciela out of retirement for this project, despite the fact that she was nearly crippled by arthritis. Graciela was a leader in the Afro-Cuban jazz genre for half a century, having been the lead vocalist for both Machito and his Jazz Orchestra and Mario Bauza's band. Inspired by Candido's energy, Graciela positively soars throughout Inolvidable, which tickles the senses with a smorgasbord of sounds, styles and flavors. Age has worn some on Graciela's golden voice, but both artists are in fine form here. Candido's percussion--and the rest of the instrumentation--is easy and unforced. And Graciela's confident, authoritative vocal style is simply unmatched in the genre. Both artists glide and flutter effortlessly throughout the material, making Inolvidable a surprisingly sweet musical treat. --Joey Guerra
 

CD Reviews

Absolutely beautiful
Jack Dempsey | South Miami Beach, Florida | 02/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a truly, truly gorgeous cd. While countless BVSC cd's, and all of their offspring are pushed upon us - and I'll be the first to admit they *are* fantastic in their own right - out comes this little sleeper on the tiny Chesky label. And what a tremendous offering it is. Beautiful and flowing from start to finish, it truly presents the beauty that is Cuban son and its derivatives in a majestic form. Gorgeous singing by Graciela, tremendous playing by the legendary Candido - both reunited after having played together with Machito back in the day (someone else you should definitely check out). I don't know if I can find enough eloquent words to capture the beauty and majesty of this cd, but it's one you should not pass up and should get before it goes out of print as I'm sure it will. Get it and treasure it - it will bring you much, much happiness."