Che! (1969) was about Fidel Castro being helped in his subversion of
Batistas Cuban regime by an Argentinian doctor named Che Guevara. The
film Che! starred Omar Sharif with Jack Palance (as Castro). Rerviews were
uncomplimentary. It goes at the pace of a drugged ox, and ahsnt
an ounce of political or historical sense in its nut was a typical
appraisal (that quote came from New Yorker). Ah well! the film
did have some wonderful music from another Argentinian, Lalo Schifrin.
This is a fabulous collection of numbers that represent the exotic rhythms
and vibrant colours of the music of Cuba, Argentina and the Bolivian Andes.
Here is music that is fast and furious; slow and sultry; languid and romantic;
and proud and haughty. It is music to stir the blood -- and the feet!
I give below the track listing there is no point in attempting an
analysis just let the rhythms pull you from your chair.
Fiesta Numero Dos
La Ultima Careta
Fiesta Numero Uno
The album features the fireworks virtuosity of Juanjo Dominguez. His fantastic
playing has to be heard to be believed.
A great album to dance to