Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Orchestra Harlow - Harlow`s Harem

Orchestra Harlow was the side project of La Fania Allstars pianist Larry Harlow. This jewish character had a lot of fresh ideas that blend salsa with other rhythmically complex and harmonically defiant modes of composition. At the same time he made this music sound simple and easy to remember. Produced by Jerry Masucci (obviously) and supervised by the demented (now senile) Johnny Pacheco with Ismael Miranda on vocals, this album reached a lot of corners of the earth and its considered a classic around the globe. Just look at this dude just sitting around with a bunch of funky looking ladies.

ps - there is a freaky side note in the black and white picture of larry with the ladies.

who the fuck is barry secunda?

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