Martin Richard Lehner "El Zorro"
Composer, Arranger and Trombonist
Swiss Jazz School Bern, Master of Arts (1988)
Trombone, Conservatory of Winterthur, Switzerland (1988-1990)
Studies in Cuban Music in Havanna, Cuba (1996-2002)
Radiant stuff, mostly timba and salsa based material - and a hybrid effort between some of Cuba's hottest young musicians and Swiss composer/pianist/trombonist Martin Richard Lehner (El Zorro). Somos Hermanos is a clear snapshot of what is currently being listened to in Cuba: a sophisticated mix of timba, salsa, hip hop, pop, rock and other worldly influences. Excellent arrangements framed by superb vocals, mostly by Evelio Jaz Ramos with a few hot tracks sung by Van Van frontman Mayito Rivera. Highly Recommended. Bruce Polin
El Zorro's CD is absolutely killer! Great swing, sophisticated style, up tempo arrangements, and hip-to-the-tip! It's a great CD.
EL ZORRO "Somos Hermanos"
(Released October 2005 by Pimienta Records, Miami USA)
1. Somos Hermanos
3. Suda Que Suda
Gustavo Carlos Duran Anaya (El Buda), Musical Director and Trombones / Evelio Jaz Ramos, Lead and Backingvocals / Roxana Prado Figueroa, Backingvocals / Roberto Linares Brown (El Seña), Piano and Keyboards, Backingvocals / Aisar Hernández Segundo, Bass and Backingvocals / Yanel Yanes Suarez, Congas, Guiro and Maracas / Antonio More Figueredo, Bongo and Campana / Jorge Baglan Pichardo, Timbales and Drums / Martin Richard Lehner (El Zorro), Composer and Arranger (add. Trombones, Keyboards and Drums Prog.)
Special Guests :
Mario "Mayito" Rivera, Lead and Backingvocals / Fernando Montoya Acosta and Ismet Gonzalez Ynzua, Rap and Leadvocals / Roberto Gonzalez Pulido, Leadvocals / Julio Barreto, Drums / Carlo Filaferro Solo and Rhythm Guitars / Ulises Bernavides, Trombone solos / Milica Lazic, Violin