The Essential Ruben Gonzale

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Another in the roll call of greats from Buena Vista Social Club, this time the amazing pianist takes centre stage with tracks taken from his time with Orquesta America and Orquesta Enrique Jorrin and starting off in 1956 moving through to 1989. Double CD of 31 tracks including 'La Basura', Feliz Chachacha' , Los Marcianos and Tu Carazon Y Mi Razon.' from what the sleeve notes quite rightly call ' the last of the great pianists of Cuba 's golden age' thankfully the music is here to move us again. Graham Radley