Chembo Corniel | For The Rest Of Your Life [Latin Jazz/Chemboro/2007] Nuyorican Jazz
Chembo Corniel has been on the front lines for over three decades – in the Salsa trenches of New York’s cuchifrito circuit where the competition is stiff. His rock-solid tumbaos and beautiful sound on the conga drums has made him one of the most in-demand sidemen and studio musicians in New York over the past three decades. But Chembo’s recently put on a new hat – that of the bandleader – and he’s come out of the gate hitting hard with his power-packed Latin Jazz ensemble, Chaworó, top shelf Nuyorican streetwise sabor, fresh and funky and respectful of its considerable roots.
In the city that invented the Latin percussionist/bandleader (Tito, Mongo, Candido, Ray Barretto, Kako, Orlando Marín, Willie Bobo, Joe Cuba, Orestes Vilato, etc.), you’ve got to come correct because the public expects no less. ~ Source: CDBaby.com