Saturday, February 16, 2008

Nils Fischer & Timbazo Live - Bochinchosa

From: Percusionils

Nils Fischer (Timba) is one of the top percussionists in Europe, touring and recording constantly with the likes of Nueva Manteca, Fabian Nordarse, the Cubop City Big Band, Carlos Matos, Drums United, and many others, sharing the stage with such legendary figures as Giovanni Hidalgo, Orestes Vilató, Pío Leiva, Paquito d'Rivera, and Chocolate Armentieros.

In 2007 he enlisted the help of two of the giants of timba, Alain Pérez and his close friend Pepe Espinosa, to record an ambitious album of timbafied arrangements of songs made famous by the New York salsa icon Joe Cuba.

As with Juan Ceruto's tributes such as Gracias Formell and A puerto padre, it's fascinating to trace these cutting-edge modern arrangements to their origins.

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