- Released: September 14, 1998
- Label: Hannibal
Q - 3/99, pp.93-943 Stars (out of 5)
- "...Alemany mixes his own tunes with sprightly 50's and 60's dust-offs, his compressed needle-trumpet always scooting high in the mix, consolidating the band's looming stature on the Havana studio scene..."
- 1.El Platanal de Bartolo - (pilon)
- 2.Mambo U.K. - (mambo)
- 3.El Paso de Encarnacion - (guaracha)
- 4.Ibiono Utereran - (abacua)
- 5.El Perico - (guaracha)
- 6.Jamming in Nijmegen - (descarga songo)
- 7.Canto Al Monte - (son montuno)
- 8.Donde Esta Coto - (changui)
- 9.Mimi - (guajira)
- 10.Con Mana Se Rompe - (son)
- 11.En las Delicias - (descarga)
Cubanismo!: Jesus Alemany (trumpet, percussion, background vocals); Pancho Amat (tres); Orlando Valle "Maraca" (flute); Cezar Lopez (alto saxophone); Alfredo Thomson (tenor saxophone); Javier Zalba (baritone saxophone); Adalberto Lara "Trompetica", Luis Alemany "El Tio", Yaure Muniz (trumpet); Carlos Alvares "Afrokan", Sergio Luna Longchamp (trombone); Ignacio "Nachito" Herrera (piano); Carlos Del Puerto (bass); Tata Guines, Tomas Ramos Ortiz "El Panga" (congas); Alberto Hernandez "La Noche" (bongos); Emilio Del Monte (timbales); Carlos Godines (claves, guiro); Rob Martinez, Fernando Ferrer "El Jibaro", Lazaro Miguel Rodriguez, Manuel Rojas "Rojitas", Davide Giovannini, Felix Baloy, Jr. (background vocals).
Producers: Jesus Alemany, Jerry Boys, Joe Boyd.
Recorded at EGREM Studios Miramar, Havana, Cuba. Includes liner notes by Joe Boyd.
Composer: Jes£s Alema¤y.
Personnel: Rolo Martinez (vocals); Javier Zalba (baritone saxophone); Jes£s Alema¤y (trumpet, percussion); Luis Alema¤y (trumpet); Tata G?ines (congas); Alberto Hernandez (bongos).
Audio Mixers: Jerry Boys; Jon Mallison.
Liner Note Author: Joe Boyd.
Recording information: Egrem Studios Miramar, Havana, Cuba.
As the title suggests, Cubanismo's third album is a reincarnation of sorts, with several new band members and an even greater variety of musical stylings explored. One thing that hasn't changed is the almost tangible intensity and excitement that Jesus Alemany and company bring to every song, whether a traditional Cuban number originally performed a half century ago or a new composition. This album is slightly more subdued than the previous two, but is excellent nonetheless. While Malembe is recommended as the best starting point for neophytes, one really can't go wrong with any of this group's first three albums. ~ Steve McMullen