El Cuarto de Tula has long been a favorite with Eliades Ochoa’s group Cuarteto Patria. This extended descarga (Cuban jam style) features the great soneros Ibrahim Ferrer and Manuel ‘Puntillita’ Licea joining Eliades in improvising lyrics laced with sexual innuendo in the Santiago tradition. The extraordinary solo on the laoud (a small, twelve string instrument similar to a lute) is by Barbarito Torres, the finest player in Havana. 

The timbales are played by the 13 year old phenomenon, Julienne Oviedo Sánchez, already a veteran of some of Cuba’s most celebrated modern big bands.

 

"El Cuarto de Tula"  Written by Luis Maquetti

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