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No Blues, Noro

April 20, 2012

noro morales and his quintet – no blues, noro (tico mono lp, 1960) album

Bandleader/pianist/composer Noro Morales was one of the undisputable greats of  mambo and rumba music in the fourties and fifties. Most of his recordings feature large(r) groups of musicians and are all about igniting the dancefloor. This 1960 album for the Tico label is an oddity in Morales’ discography: a mellow set of quintet-based latin jazz. Sometimes the tunes veer dangerously close to kitsch-territory, but luckily the musicianship and general vibe saves the day. “No Blues, Noro” is a perfect soundtrack for lazy summer breakfasts on the balcony… and random friday afternoons as well.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 24, 2012 11:27 am

    wat een overheerlijk pianospel. sentimenteel maar meesterlijk.

  2. Nguyen Anh Vu permalink
    September 10, 2012 7:00 am

    That’s great!!! I’ve clicked all the links I saw on the Google’s result page and there is no link. When I was almost disappointed, I found this page and It recused me. Thank you so much 😀

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