It's a warm sensual tropical evening. You are sitting under a palm tree
sipping a Cuba Libre with the feeling that something magical is about
to happen. The palm trees are swaying and you feel the tradewind on
your cheek and the warm sand under your toes as the waves of the
Caribbean gently caress the beach.
Inside the cafe a piano bass & drum trio are playing a romantic melody
that creates a seductive feeling in the air. You soflty take your partner's
hand and slow dance holding your loved one close as the two of you
move almost motionlessly to the captivating rhythm of the Bolero, the
music of the heart.
Boleros are Latin songs of love and romance which originated in
Santiago de Cuba during the last quarter of the 19th century. Some
of the songs in this album are very old, and some have had English
lyrics added to them as well as cha cha and salsa rhythms. Many have
become very popular in the USA and worldwide.
This album features 15 of the most requested boleros. I learned
them while playing piano in clubs and lounges here on this enchanted
Island back in the 50's and 60's. I chose to record them as they
sounded back then so that you could experience the feeling and
authenticity of that magical era of Latin music.
This CD was inspired by Ruben Gonzales of the Buena Vista Social Club.
From Puerto Rico with Love,