“Canto Abacua” by Ray Barretto

Here’s one of my all-time favorite Latin songs. The Ray Barretto Orchestra, doing “Canto Abacua” (1975). Superb music from suburb performers. Great harmonies, solos and jazzy progression. I saw them perform this piece twice in the 70’s. Once in Los Angeles, and once in Panamá. The singer, Ruben Blades, was a classically trained musician from […]