Fonseca, Roberto / Abuc
Album: Abuc   Collection:World
Artist:Fonseca, Roberto   Added:Dec 2016
Label:Impulse Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-12-06 Pull Date: 2017-02-07 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 22 Jan 15 Jan 1 Dec 25 Dec 18 Dec 11
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 2 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 08, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Cubana Chant
4. Jan 18, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
2. Feb 01, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Asera Monina Banco
5. Jan 14, 2017: Music Casserole
Sagrado Corazon
3. Jan 25, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Asera Monina Banco
6. Jan 11, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Afro Mambo

Album Review
Kamla Bhatt
Reviewed 2016-12-05
If Cuban music with a dash of jazz is one of your music preferences then this is your kind of album. ABUC is CUBA spelt backwards and that should give you a clue that this is a thougtfully put album by Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca. He was with the Buena Vista Social Club and the bandleader for Omara Portuondo, the Cuban singer.

This is Fonseca's 8th album and is a nice collection of different kinds of Cuban music. It is like a little history lesson of Cuban music. The album features Trombone Shorty, Dayme Arocena, Rafael Lay and others.

Try 1, 2,3,5,7,19,11,14

1. Catcy. Upbeat. Big sound. Trombone Shorty plays the trombone.
2. An arresting start to this Mambo track. Perez Prado comes to mind.
3. Reminds you a bit of Buena Vista Social Club. Wistful & lovely.
4. Slow & thoughtful.
5. Happy sounds. Upbeat.
6. Unusual mix of notes - jazzy
7. Infectious tune. A tinge of Take 5 perhaps?
8. Short. Sounds like a ceremonial procession.
9. Habenara & I thought Bizet's Carmen. NOT. This is Fonseca's composition. Modern and slow.
10. Peppy. Upbeat.
11. This one has that definite Cuban flavor.Play it & you'll discover what I mean.
12. Slow & pensive song.
13. Roberto Fonseca talks in this track. Spanish.
14. Same as track #1. Catchy. Upbeat. Trombone Shorty plays the trombone.

Track Listing
1. Cubana Chant   8. Tierra Santa Santiago De Cuba
2. Afro Mambo   9. Habanera
3. Tumbao De La Unidad   10. Soul Guardians
4. Contradanza Del Espiritu   11. Asera Monina Banco
5. Tierra Santa   12. Despues
6. Sagrado Corazon   13. Velas Y Flores
7. Family   14. Cubano Chant