Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Always in My Heart: Trio Los Panchos- The Music of Ernesto Lecuona (19??)
I've made it clear my passion for the compositions of Ernesto Lecuona, so it should be no surprise that I love this record. Comprised of two Mexicans and one Puerto Rican, the Trio Los Panchos here weaves an achingly gorgeous, classically romantic, sun-dappled Latin dream with shimmering guitars and floating harmonies. All compositions are vocal versions of Lecuona pieces. This is an endlessly pleasant record to have-- highly recommended. All the songs are wonderful, just grand.
You may have heard one of the tracks, "Canto Karabali", on the first Jungle Shadows comp, if that helps.
And on a related note, does anyone know of a good collection of older Lecuona compositions, preferably recorded by him?
TRIO LOS PANCHOS