We are very pleased to announce that Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Café have now released their latest & best album to date! The band are on a roll and played an incredible gig in Bristol in June and both them and the album have been getting rave reviews - as well as being the feature of a "Spotlight" newsletter from descarga.com.
"Dorance Lorza and Sexteto Cafe typify the globalization of salsa's new world order" - Andy Harlow (WDNA) Miami USA
"The refreshing sound of "Dorance Lorza and Sexteto Cafe" evokes the tradition of "Musica Antillana" with an authentic flavour that will delight the RUMBEROS” - Julio E. Estrada "FRUKO" (Medellin) Colombia
Here's a little more info to whet your appetites:
"For over two decades, Colombian musician Dorance Lorza has made it his duty to keep alive the classic vibraphone-led salsa/mambo sound of the 1960s and 1970s. Great musicians of this genre like Tito Puente, Louie Ramirez, The Joe Cuba Sextet, Pete Terrace, Bobby Montez and Cal Tjader are amongst his musical heroes...
[This is] probably Sexteto Cafes strongest album to date. Ten songs of swinging vibes-led small combo salsa dura, mambo, cha cha cha, salsa romantica and Latin jazz featuring some of the finest salsa musicians from London, Cali and Medellin. Dorance invited some very special guests to join him on this album including master percussionist Diego Gale of Grupo Gale, legendary Puerto Rican sonero Ismael Rivera Jr. and Colombian salsa superstars Kike Harvey and Willy Garcia...
The tracks vary from fantastic Dorance Lorza re-workings of salsa classics such as El Titere and Con Los Pobres Estoy through to future salsa classics (and Sexteto Cafe originals) like Rumbero De Corazon, Latin DNA and the very grooving Cha Cha Para Adela. Dorance totally understands that the musical past must always be respected but new and original material has to be produced for salsa to continue to be a relevant force in contemporary Latin music. I think hes got the balance just about right and I am sure that the Latin DNA of Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Cafe will keep on growing for a long time into the future."
Lubi Jovanovic aka DJ Lubi
Our copies have arrived at Abanico HQ and you can get your hands on one here - click the button, check your shipping address and it's on its way!