by Carlos Barbosa-LimaCarlos Barbosa-Lima


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Carlos Barbosa-Lima's second outing for Zoho Music, entitled Siboney, bears the mark of a master. The playlist is primarily solo guitar adaptations of Latin American favorites such as "Guantanamera," "Drume Negrita," and the title cut, "Siboney." There are, however, a number of delightfully spirited ensemble pieces, including "Mambo No. 5," "Tico Tico," and "Cachita." Barbosa-Lima's expert ensemble consists of New York Latin jazz greats and Zoho labelmates such as drummer Dafnis Prieto, Latin piano legend Oscar Hernandez, bass player Eddie Gómez, and conguero Pepe Torres. It is clear that the guitar hero does best when on his own, as he is often either smothered or lost in the shuffle of a larger ensemble. His solo arrangements are well thought out, sensitive, and often deliciously minimalist. The disc is sonically warm and present, especially in solo or duo format. When Barbosa-Lima is joined by more than one other musician, however, the mix becomes clumsy. Though Siboney is hit or miss, at 20 tracks there are plenty of winners to outweigh the occasional awkward moment.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/02/2004
Label: Zoho Music
UPC: 0880956041421
catalogNumber: 200414
Rank: 110453

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carlos Barbosa-Lima   Primary Artist,Guitar
Eddie Gomez   Bass,Double Bass
Oscar Hernandez   Piano
Dafnis Prieto   Percussion,Drums,Latin Percussion
Pepe Torres   Conga
Pepe Torres   Conga

Technical Credits

Ernesto Lecuona   Composer
Carlos Barbosa-Lima   Arranger
Heiner Stadler   Producer,Audio Production
Gonzalo Roig   Composer
Pérez Prado   Composer
Rafael Hernández   Composer
Agustín Lara   Composer
Leo Brouwer   Arranger
Joachim Becker   Executive Producer
John Montagnese   Engineer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Eliseo Grenet   Composer
Ary Barroso   Composer
Pedro Rivera Toledo   Engineer
Alberto Dominguez   Composer
Zequinha de Abreu   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ernesto Bernal Cordero   Composer

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