Aroma Caribe

"Long long summer"
A composition  of  Lalo Schifrin  performing by Aroma Caribe.
(Support for Steve Turre Quintet on 17/02/2006 at Mylos Club Thessaloniki)

Aroma Caribe were formed in March 1994 by Greek and Latin American musicians. They are based in Thessaloniki,Greece. They have succeeded through hard work, lots of experience and of course their talent, to create a unique and solid sound, reaching up to the level of big Latin orchestras from Europe and Latin America.

Their repertoire apart from salsa, chacha, bolero, mambo, consists classic jazz, latin jazz and soul& funk tunes arranged by Yiannis Economides, and originals also composed by Yiannis Economides. Having achieved an authenting sound in playing traditional latin forms they choose to continue exploring latin idiom by emphasizing in orchestration and latin jazz. They gained not only the title of the best and most authentic latin band in Greece,but the admiration and regognition of legendary musicians such as Roberto Pla,Tito Puente,Alfredo Rodriguez,Ray Vega and others. They have consorted in concerts with Roberto & Ricardo Pla, Ray Vega,Williams Cumberbache and Herman Olivera and played support For Tito Puente, Celia Cruz ,Los Van Van, Orlando Maraca Valle, Eddie Palmieri Alfredo Rodriguez and Steve Turre.

Their first CD album is also the first original and complete latin and latin jazz album ever recorded in Greece. The title of the CD is Musica Latina .It’s a noteworthy recording, with mostly latin jazz originals by Yiannis Economides, unic arrangements in classic latin jazz tunes and amazing orchestrations. In the CD Musica Latina , Aroma Caribe feature the great Colombian timbalero and band leader Roberto Pla, and also participate as solo guests the Kaval virtuoso Theodosii Spassov from Bulgaria,Williams Cumberbache from Venezuela and the legendary trumpet player Ray Vega from New York.

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