What CD/album are you currently listening to, not necessarily at this exact moment in time :lol: but what you either last listened to or will put on as soon as you get home, in the car, or get the headphones for your portable [insert name] out?
A whole lot of hardcore, hard-to-find salsa/mambo from various sources, including CDs from San Juan and Spanish Harlem, and albums from Palladium dancers and music from my trips to Cuba that were tranfered to MP3.
This very surprising orchestral "Danzon No. 2" by Arturo Marquez, on the album, "Danzon", done by the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra. It has a really strong 3/2 clave, and a sweeping, dramatic orchestral melodic tapestry. Never heard anything like it. Found it purely by accident in my mom's CD collection. She didn't even know what it was.
Oh, and The Buena Vista Social Club's Omara Portuondo, on a self-titled album. Most of the songs on it are cha-cha-cha, and it's all fabulous.
How is it called when you listen to a song, then play it again, then again... then again... and then again, again and again... Sometimes I just can't get enough of the cowbells...
Ray Barretto - Don Lengua
(I used to think this song was slow and boring, now I savor every note)
Wayne Gorbea - Pa' Puerto Rico
Wayne Gorbea - Estamos Chao
(I'm looking for creative ways to cut the song down from around 9 minutes to about 4-5 in order to play it at socials). Eddie Palmieri has his own version which I currently play but I like Wayne's more and also the quality of the recording that I have is much better.