Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Spanish Harlem Orchestra - United We Swing

Now here's a dance record...don't think I am lame for quoting Amazon's review: "Spanish Harlem Orchestra's United We Swing does more than just make you want to dance. The joyous collection will likely incite a full-scale house party, complete with flowy dresses, sparkly jewelry, and silky, unbuttoned shirts. The disc plays like an actual live performance, a tight mix of passion and precision. Bandleader Oscar Hernandez even introduces the entire outfit on the opening track. Horns blare, percussion pulses, and a voice of choruses guides several numbers...and the bilingual "Late in the Evening-Tarde en la Noche" features an inspired guest spot by Paul Simon, who matches the group's swelling enthusiasm. Swing does just that--and so much more."

Spanish Harlem Orchestra:
Late in the Evening (with Paul Simon)
from United We Swing