Monday, September 25, 2017

Los Charly’s Orchestra feat. Omar – History

Single Of The Week: Los Charly’s Orchestra Feat. Omar – History (Vocal Version) (Imagenes Recordings)

There’s always a part of suggestion whenever comin’ to review a piece of music. A fact that I’ve ended up assuming after so many years searching for the best to feed your ears. It is to say how I’ve felt a real excitement when hearin’ about this collaboration between long time friends Omar and Los Charly’s Orchestra. But also into a dilemna at the perspective of pickin’ up the right track from this package…

Mind you, the Los Charly’s Orchestra have come up with the big picture to celebrate their 10th Birthday. Delivering what stands as a double header featuring ‘It’s So’ and ‘History’ which both deserve the attention…

Depending on your mood, you would go for ‘It’s So’. An uplifting re-make of Omar’s 2006 gem of the likes, from his ‘Sing (If You Want It)’ album. A revamp that carries all the ingredients that made LCO‘s trademark. In other words, a post Disco Latin flavor. Meanwhile, the rumblin’ Boogie Funk string-driven ‘History’, which has our preference, sounds like a typical Omar‘s jam…

To make this short, ‘It’s So / History’ has definitely its space among our 10 essentials of this year…

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Overview
– London-based Venezuelan producers Juan Laya and Jorge Montiel formed Los Charly’s Orchestra by the early mid-2000’s. They most likely created the sensation while blending the Boogie Disco sound of the 70’s with a serious Latin live perspective. Somehow reminding of Nuyorican Soul to a certain extend.
Among their regular members, one can find singers Andre Espeut and Elpidio Alegria. But also Brazilian bass players Matheus Nova and George Malamas. Not to mention Milt Mavrakakis (keyboards) Phil Stevenson (guitar) and Joe Thomas (piano). Meanwhile Tony Trobony and Paul Batik are responsible for the horns, along with John Desbrulais and Mike McKenzie on drums and Wilmer Sifontes on percussion.

Putting out their music on their own label (Imagenes Recordings), they released 2 albums to date. Building up their reputation on a bunch of timeless gems. From ‘Music For The Soul’ to ‘Merecumbe’ and ‘Everlasting Love’. Not to mention ‘Sunshine’ and ‘All Around The World’ among others. More recently teamin’ up with Omar to celebrate their 10th Birthday with ‘It’s So / History’ due for release on June 16, 2017.

Meanwhile, the band has played in some of the key musical spots of the UK & the rest of the world such as Clore Ballroom (Royal Festival Hall), Lovebox Festival, Jazz Cafe, and Blue Marlin.

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