The Mambo Companions ensemble presents its latest and third musical production Clasicos Memories. Composed in Trondheim (Norway) by Morten Husse (piano) and Kåre Kolve (saxophone) in 1996, they invited Cuban singer Alexander Fernandez (ex-Manolito and Su Trabuco) in 1997 to join the project.
Accompanied by the Trondheim Symphony – directed by Anders Larsen, Mambo Compañeros, who have already released Viva Salsa (GTA, 2004) and Our Way (MBN AS, 2011), they present 9 cuts that are part of the classical music Cuban and the universal mambo of all time: Siboney by Ernesto Lecuona has the arrangement and saxophone solo of Kåre Kolve. The Manisero or The Peanut Vendor of Moises Simons is arranged by Magnus Forsberg; Marina (Rocco Granata) or Perfidia by Alberto Dominguez are also included. Italian Mambo (Bobo Merill) highlights Morten Scrøder’s solo trumpet while Arrivederci Roma presents Morten Huuse’s solo piano, Tomorrow (Peggy Lee) highlights Luison Capote in the congas.
The orchestration is fascinating and the amalgamation of classical music with the Cuban of a unique delight.
Mambo Compañeros – Siboney