La Pesada

Tomate Y Alandette

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"Tomate Y Alandette" by La Pesada is one of the best tropical records released by Codiscos. Issued in 1978, the album is a "one off" by an all-star ensemble of musicians and singers, many of whom had played with Fruko y sus Tesos, Los Hermanos Martelo and other Colombian orchestras. The album showcases a diverse and eclectic range of stylistic modes and genres. There is cumbia, salsa, bolero, son montuno, descarga and even calypso. The arrangements and instrumentation range from flute and violin charanga in a "tropico" Cuban mode (augmented by a trombone section) to Colombian percussion-heavy cumbia. 

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