Conformed in 2008 in Toronto, Canada, by pianist and arranger Sean Bellaviti, the Conjunto Lacalu debuts with the recording Toronto Mambo. Recorded at Lula Lounge studios, the ensemble represents the cream of Latin sound in Canada. Bellaviti was also in charge of directing the Lula All Stars project and the recording of her album Salsa De La Buena (2016) The key highlights the piano solo by Sean Bellaviti. Caballo Viejo emphasizes Herman Olivera in the vocal part and with the majestic arrangement of Bellaviti this classic, once popularized by Roberto Torres, acquires new airs. A Novio Musico presents the Cuban vocalist Adis Rodríguez Galindo and the solo of the Peruvian Luis Orbegoso in the bongo. Softly Canto I lower the fumes of the disc with a cha cha cha that manages a tension from the beginning with a clear homage to the execution of Palmieri and a solo of trumpet in charge of John Pittman. Micaela gives us an organic sound. The Mawa presents the other special guest: Jimmy Bosch and his trombone while Habanero Pablosky Rosales faces only three. The numbered Lucy is one of our favorites. In San Leopoldo is a traditional Cuban son, one of the best in recent years. Toronto Mambo is an electric shock that closes an album worthy of being listened to several times.
Sean Bellaviti & Conjunto Lacalu – En San Leopoldo