Rediscovering The Big Apple

A 10 track latin soul album (42m 5s) — released October 28th 2013 on Imagenes

Imagenes Recordings proudly present Los Charly's Orchestra 2nd album - Rediscovering The Big Apple.

The two Venezuelan producers Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel keep digging their inspiration and interest in bringing back to live the spirit of the sounds of New York City in the late 60's and 70's from their own Charly's perspective.

The release contain 10 songs including some brand new material plus some of the tracks that were previously released as singles on collectable 7" over the past two years, all 100% analogically re mastered for a deeper sound.

Fania, Salsoul, Joe Bataan, Cal Tjader, Willie Colon, Joe Cuba, Charlie Palmieri, Bobby Matos, etc, etc, etc, they are all clear influences and inspiration on the making of this musical journey that travels from the very early times of Latin Funk, Soul & Boogaloo, to the genre that was to unify the whole Hispanic America under one groove: Salsa, and beyond.

The old and the new school of heavy Salsa merges on the tune "Ten Cuidao" in a pure barrio styled groove directly from the heart of Seven Sisters. Imagine Charlie Palmieri & Willie Colon meets Joe Arroyo & Los Charly's Orchestra... for a new collaboration... while the super refreshing Cha Cha sound of "On the Other Side" fuses with the soul of lead vocalist Andre Espeut's for the latest LCO's Cha Cha-Soul experiment which sounds as if Roy Ayers was making Latin music.

There are also two new killer versions (Vocal & Instrumental) of the iconic track "Merecumbe" on a Latin Disco tip plus lots of other groovy stuff on the usual funky line of Los Charly's.

In between the awesome team of Los Charly's Orchestra (in alphabetical order):

Andre Espeut (Lead Vox), Alejandro Martinez (Percussion), Elpidio Alegria (Lead Vox), George Malamas (Bass), Jon Desbruslais (Drums), Joe Thomas (Keys), Matheus Nova(Bass), Milt Mavrakakis (Keys & Vibes), Mike Mckenzie (Drums), Paul Batik (Trumpet), Tony Trombony (Trombone), Wilmer Sifontes (Percussion).

Special participation:

Amar Kabouche (Flute), Dudu (Drums), Ben Trigg (Strings), Eikel Venegas Hernandez (Trumpet), Landy D

Great album!! I love it. - Al Kent Disco Love

VERY HARLEM Great stuff ...Nuyorica latino Me gusta!!! - Severino Horse Meat Disco

Well done for keeping Latin music alive in the UK, some great moments on the album - Simon Lee Faze Action

This really is the best new Latin / descarga / salsa / disco / Latin funk album I have personally heard in recent years by a long way - Quinton Scott Strut Records

Los Charly's marry funk and descarga styles with aplomb on the rockin' : - Patrick Forge

Wonderful modern Latin Funk album with a great vintage sound, will spin it a lot. - Renegades Of Jazz / Wass Records

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