Musicians: Sue Miller - flute, vocals, arranger, musical director, producer Nick Williams - viola Jon Lindh, Sharleen Samuels, Katarzyna Chruscicka - violins Andy Wardale - cello Simon Siddol, Mark Donlon - piano Ruth Bitelli - bass Matty Shallcross - timbales Y Josephine - güiro Jack McCarthy - congas, percussion
Label - Charanga Del Norte, Leeds, UK
NEW RELEASE from the UK's top Cuban Charanga band!
From record label:
'Carrying on with the puns Look Back in Charanga pays homage to all the greats of Cuban popular music, in particular to the legendary
Richard Egües from Orquesta Aragón.
Bandleader and charanga flute improviser Sue Miller studied flute improvisation with
Richard Egües in Havana in 2000 and 2001 and has since worked with some of Cuba’s finest traditional charanga players. This recording pays homage to the great charanga flute players and musicians past and present who have developed the Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá and the Pachanga, namely:
Richard Egües, Israel López ‘Cachao’, Antonio Arcaño, Belisario López, José Fajardo, Melquiades Fundora, Pancho Bravo, Johnny Pacheco, Eddy Zervigon, Eduardo Rubio, Nestor Torres and Joaquín
"...me gustaron mucho tus floreos, si no te hubiera conocido hubiera pensado que eras
...I liked your solos - if I hadn't met you I would have thought you were Cuban." Eddy Zervigon, Orquesta Broadway
'Charanga del Norte consist of flute, violins, viola, electric bass, piano coro singers, timbales, congas and guiro. In Charanga the flute improvises over pulsating rhythms from the string section, mesmeric montunos from the piano, synchronized coros, tripping bass and driving percussion.'
'Leeds-based Charanga del Norte were an ensemble of Latin-loving northerners that included a cellist from the Liverpool Philharmonic. Their blend of European classical music and African rhythms sparkled in the afternoon sunshine, buoyed by founder
Sue Miller’s ubiquitous flute. Jane Cornwell, Evening Standard – on Charanga del Norte’s concert with Orquesta Aragón in Victoria Park, London
'superb UK-based salsa and charanga band' Songlines magazine
Audio CD: Sue Miller and her Charanga del Norte - Look Back in Charanga (CDN 00CD10)