Second album dedicated to the music of Spanish 'zarzuela' and fifth of his career published by the Spanish musician, composer and conductor Luis Cobos, after the huge success achieved with the first one in 1982. Both works were recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Many of his albums have led to the popularization of classical and popular music. Cobos productions are usually potpourris, which in this case are engaged in numerous 'zarzuelas' passages (preludes, intermediates, parades, romances or styles like 'jota', waltz, 'pasodoble', etc..)
Album of the collection dedicated to ballroom dance music entitled 'The Steps Ballroom Dance Collection', published in the 90's in Holland by the TRC Music label and entirely recorded in digital. Is played by the 'Ray Hamilton Ballroom Orchestra' and has a repertoire of 15 songs for dancing a latin rhythm: mambo. The selection includes classics of the genre like 'A la la la la long', 'Nah neh nah' and 'Oh, baby mine' to other arrangements of universal songs like 'Papa loves mambo', 'Mambo italiano' or 'Easy mambo'. In general, lavish orchestral arrangements to enjoy a session of more than fifty minutes of this type of dance music.
It's a damn shame that Leucocyte is the final studio album by the Esbjörn Svensson Trio. Svensson died in a tragic diving accident in June of 2008, shortly after this set was finished. More than any other recording issued by this excellent band, Leucocyte captures the art of music making at the moment of conception; it was recorded as live-in-the-studio improvisation over two days in an Australian studio. It was completely finished, post-production and all, with a release date before Svensson's death. The words "post-production" mean plenty when it comes to E.S.T.'s music. The trio often recorded and added sonic effects to their structured, composed pieces. It underscored their hip sophistication and accessibility. It made them a hit with both jazz fans and younger audiences who listen to Radiohead, Sigur Rós, and even heavy metal more than jazz.