Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Conjunto Canayon - Colection Series, Vol. 1 (Kanayon, 1998)
More Conjunto Canayon!! For my first Conjunto Canayon upload, A Las Millas, go here.
Not too much to say here. In 1998 the members of the defunct Conjunto Canayon got together and created their own label, simply titled Kanayon Records, and released this retrospective of their work, now out of print. You'll find cuts from A Las Millas, Criollo y Mas, and presumably Folkloriko Tropical, though I've never seen the tracklisting for the latter. Much of the stuff on here is standard Conjunto Canayon fare, which is to say that it's absolutely incredible son/salsa/cumbia with hints of jibaro (Puerto Rican folk music) mixed in. I would like to draw attention to the last cut, Tropical Jungle, another one of the Canayon jazz jams with a smooth groove and some really nice flute and horn lines, also a regular on my Latin Show.
Fans of my A Las Millas upload will love this rare glimpse into Canayon's other material. Enjoy!